Case Studies

Forfar Community Campus & Academy

Health & Fitness

For the last couple of years, we have delivered a variety of audio, lighting, visual, and seamless control solutions across ANGUSalive’s leisure facility and campus sites. As their chosen AV partner, we have worked together to create environments that encourage and motivate members in their workouts and fitness classes.

The vision

ANGUSalive is the local culture, sport and leisure trust for Angus County. They offer a range of services, activities, and events across Sports & Leisure; Museums, Galleries & Archives; Theatre & Venues; Countryside Adventure and Libraries. A not-for profit, they seek to reinvest in the local community in providing the availability of services and venues to the residents of Angus.

The project

Throughout our partnership, ANGUSalive have brought us on to facilitate integrating audio, visual, lighting, and control solutions across many of their local establishments. We recently worked with them to deliver a series of solutions to a newly developed training gym in Forfar Community Campus & Academy. In this facility, we provided: lighting fixtures throughout the functional training and cardio zones; audio speakers around the space; and an access wall panel that controls the fixtures.

The solution

We designed an energizing fitness studio for ANGUSalive’s Forfar site that combined the use of striking LED lighting, spotlighting, distributed audio speakers, that are operated by a BrightQ wall panel controller. These technologies seamlessly link up to provide a motivating workout environment for visitors when using the facility. The main gym is broken into two zones: the functional training and weight lifting. Both areas shave concentrated audio for a surround sound experience for members, no matter where they choose to concentrate their workouts.

We developed lighting designs for throughout the fitness suite, which we refined to fit the exact space and specifications perfectly. Due to the large number of machines and concentrated training areas within the suite, we identified that certain areas would need additional illumination – such as within the central weight and boxing zone. We used a series of mounted lights across the ceiling to provide brighter illumination in these areas. Around the perimeter of the functional training zone, we used LED lighting intrusions are controlled by the BrightQ wall panel – which operates as a single universal DMX controller and was programmed by our Technical Development Team to run seamlessly. These lights can be synchronised to suit the audio playing, in set lighting patterns, or as static lighting. Colours have been pre-set and we are able to remotely load additional colours in-house to the system at the site.

Previously the space was running on an older audio system that needed upgrading. We provided a complete overhaul of the gym audio system, integrating a series of fully distributed Mask – 6CT speakers around the perimeter of the zones. We custom toned these speakers to blend into the white of the walls, blending them seamlessly whilst providing maximum audio experience. The audio levels can be controlled by both onsite staff and members of the facility, to ensure a balanced audio experience is achieved.

We look forward to what else our partnership with ANGUSalive will bring over the coming years, and we can’t wait to be involved in their upcoming projects – stay tuned.

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