Holiday park goes with Bose for leisure facility

AUTHOR: Inavate

Pentewan Sands Holiday Park near Mevagissey in Cornwall in the UK has extended its facilities with a leisure complex housing two pools, a jacuzzi, gym, fitness centre, bars and restaurant. Pyramid Presentations designed and installed light and AV systems with audio centred on a Bose ControlSpace ESP-88 audio management system.

Since the audio brief required 20 different sources and outputs to 12 different areas, Pyramid decided to design an audio system around a Bose ControlSpace ESP-88 audio management system. An additional requirement was for speakers that blended into a clearly defined interior design, and the Bose FreeSpace range was chosen.

Nic Black of Pyramid said the audio brief consisted of two main elements – background music with four separate music sources and central paging facilities in ten separate zones, each requiring its own music feed, plus a multi-functional music system in the main leisure bar. This was to be used for background music, occasional conference use, and live events ranging from comedians and karaoke to small live bands and musicians, so required local inputs in various locations for a flexible set-up.

The Bose ControlSpace system acted as a central controller with simple access to system parameters such as source select and volume control, and brought together the multiple source inputs and local outputs in one controllable DSP.

The challenge in the main bar was in balancing the system to provide enough headroom for live music without compromising on the aesthetics, and full range Bose FreeSpace DS100 and DS16 speakers were chosen. An additional issue was presented by two indoor pools, which suffered from high ambient noise levels when the fun pool was in use. Here, the Bose system delivers background music.

Pyramid also supplied architectural lighting design and control for most areas, as well as a disco and events lighting system for the main bar, and AV systems throughout the centre.