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Media Studios

New college building

Manchester College

Situated in the heart of Manchester city centre, City Campus
Manchester opened in su .. read more

New digital arts building

Manchester Metropolitan University SODA Building

The School of Digital Arts (SODA) is a £35m investment into work space, networks, t .. read more

Aldi Tasting Kitchen TV Studio

Aldi Tasting Kitchen

The studio lighting features a Doughty Studio rail system
with fixed rails running t .. read more

University of Edinburgh Forrest Hill

University of Edinburgh Forrest Hill

The communications and marketing team at the University of
Edinburgh is housed in th .. read more

Creative media and digital arts building

University of Greenwich, UK

The University of Greenwich’s new library and academic building is located along an .. read more

TV Gallery control desk

Edge Hill University Creative Edge

Creative Edge is a new creative media building at Edge Hill University in Ormskirk.
I .. read more

Liverpool John Moores University, UK

The new £37.6m student-centred building at Clarence Street enables LJMU to consolida .. read more

Archbishop Holgates School, York, UK

The new £4.3 million building – to be known as the LearningCentre@AHS – is stuff .. read more

Bloomberg TV, London, UK

This project involved the creation of a new state-of-the art newsroom within existing .. read more

Archbishop Holgates School, York, UK

The new £4.3 million building – to be known as the LearningCentre@AHS – is stuffed full of the latest equipment and technology. The emphasis at the new centre is very much on hands-on, vocational learning, as much as purely academic study.

The building is a stunning and modern two-storey block with a glass front wall, curved roof, and large windows facing the school’s playing fields.  The building is light, spacious and airy and it has facilities schools could only have dreamed of ten years ago.

The building incorporates a professional standard HD TV Studio, a music edit suite and video edit suite.

The media edit suites incorporate top-of-the-range keyboard systems linked to powerful computers for writing and playing music. The system offers full teacher control and interaction with all the student computers either from the teachers computer station or from a portable handheld computer. The result of the students hard work can be played on large screen video displays in the classrooms.

The TV Studio features a full lighting grid and wrap around curtain track providing a range of backdrops. The lighting utilises LED fittings wherever possible to keep heat output and running costs to a minimum.

Three HD cameras have been provided, these can be connected to panels on the studio walls and controlled from the control room or used elsewhere in the school. The control room equipment is to a professional standard with an HD vision mixer, high quality monitoring, recording and editing equipment.

Drama by Design worked with the client to develop the brief to produce a detailed specification working with the builder to integrate all the works.