The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre was opened in 1986 by Her Majesty The Queen and has become a venue for many thousands of high profile events. With up to seven floors of space the conference centre is capable of holding up to 2500 people at a time. With a commitment to corporate sustainability and responsibility The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre is eager to please all delegates attending events, this of course includes those people with hearing loss. It also means that they adhere to the Equality of Access Legislation. The hearing loops were seen as an essential installation to provide true benefit and value to those with hearing loss attending events and the installation of the designs were undertaken by the in-house AV team and AV Production Manager.
The Churchill Auditorium is a large conference facility that has the capacity to hold up to 700 people and a built-in stage. Each loop array is driven by its own ILD9 amplifier and using a total of eight ILD9 amplifiers provides coverage of the majority of the Auditorium.
On the third floor of the Conference Centre the Fleming room can accommodate up to 780 people and can even adjoin the Whittle Room and Benjamin Britten Lounge. Four ILD9 have been used here with a Phased Array Design so to control the magnetic field in such a way that provides intelligible sound for the users.
Also located on the third floor this room has the capacity to hold up to 400 people individually. Four ILD9 Units have been used here to ensure that the entire area is covered.
The Mountbatten room has an impressive fixed stage set and the hearing loop has become an integrated part of the impressive built in Audio-Visual system. This room works in tandem with the Mountbatten Lounge and can hold up to 300 people. The loops here were installed directly onto the floor beneath the carpet using flat copper tape, providing great benefit with regards to the loops visibility through the carpet.
Image Credit – J D Forrester