Building the Warner Brothers Studios Gym with LIFTD

We provided technology integration support for LIFTD as they delivered a premium, state-of-the-art fitness facility for all staff at Warner Brothers Studios in Leavesden, Watford. The audio-visual integrations for a facility of this size needed to be thoroughly considered, so that the end result would deliver a breathtaking inclusive gym space.  

  • 6m x 3.5m video wall (5 x 5 screens) 
  • Visual displays across the gym floor 
  • LED RGBW lighting fixtures 
  • Wexer virtual studio with automations 
  • Sound design and installation 
  • Overall system control across the spaces 
  • Detailed technical drawings 
  • Ongoing maintenance support, both on-site and remote
  • Access & security control

The Client

LIFTD is a design and build contractor specialising in the delivery of high-quality, bespoke gym designs. Their in-house team partner with reliable subcontractors to ensure smooth delivery of their custom gym designs.


Warner Brother Studios approached LIFTD to commission a new gym space for their staff and travelling production crews. Their corporate ethos is centred around encouraging mental health, wellness, and overall corporate excellence, so the delivery of a 625m2 gym to suit all fitness preferences and ability levels was completely on brand for them.  

The project

Following initial meetings to discuss requirements for the new gym space, LIFTD created several 3D floorplans and mock-ups of the proposed gym designs for the team at Warner Bros. James Potter – Founder and Project Manager at LIFTD – then went out to find partners who would be able to help in the technical delivery of the approved designs.

Based on the design concept created by LIFTD, Hutchison Technologies was brought on board to see if the initial design was practical, following which we created a series of technical drawings comprised of complex detailing on what cabling, products, and switches were required.

We also supported by detailing other contractors’ technical requirements, to ensure smooth integration between different parts of the gym. With designs and technical drawings signed off, the physical work could begin.  
 

The solution

For the Warner Brothers Studio Gym (now running as Zone10), we provided AV, bespoke lighting, projection, a video wall, access control solutions, and some other technical features.

Access Control

We installed and integrated the access gates you pass through when entering the facility, as well as maglock security provisions throughout the space. Continuing into the main open-plan gym space, you are faced with a luxurious offering of the latest fitness equipment and beautiful lighting and visual displays. 

Video Wall

The main feature of the gym is the 6x4m video wall our team installed right behind a functional training area. We also installed several other screens around the gym for a variety of displays and entertainment options. 

Lighting

For lighting, we suspended a series of custom-shaped LED fixtures across the gym space. We also provided and programmed the RGBW lighting in the studios to create a premium and dynamic environment for activities. All studio lighting can be remotely controlled and programmed to change intensity, hue, and even pattern to suit a variety of class styles. 

Visual Displays

We installed a projector with integrated lighting and sound systems in the automated studio to allow for Wexer virtual classes to play on-demand. When not in use, the studio can host live instructors in front of the high-quality graphic displays creating either a high or low-intensity environment, depending on what class is being run.

Audio

Speakers and audio management were fitted around the space to deliver a premium and seamlessly flowing environment, enhancing the fitness experience of each user.  

A high-quality Technogym indoor cycling studio offers an enticing experience that utilizes our advanced AV technology and double projection of content on the walls. 

The result

A beautiful, inspirational gym used by all levels of employees on-site at Warner Bros, with a great reputation across campus and a high level of daily footfall. 

Day-to-day operations are managed by a third-party company based on-site, but LIFTD still check in weekly to ensure the needs of the production teams are met, and Hutchison Technologies continues to provide ongoing direct maintenance and remote support for all provided systems.

Customer Feedback

LIFTD’s Founder, James Potter, noted the high quality of our aftercare services post-installation, saying our Helpdesk team in particular were “really good” and were able to resolve any issues quickly.

James was also impressed with the remarkable complexity and quality of the final product, and the way everything can be supported and managed remotely.

This reflects what we at Hutchison Technologies strive to provide; bespoke and integrated AV systems that create amazing experiences for both the client and their customers, guests or members. 

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