Client Projects

British Gymnastics

Project Outline

The Home of British Gymnastics is based at the National Sports Centre in Lilleshall. Through Sport England, the main gymnastics halls and associated training and support areas were stripped out and completely refurbished. Our client required a new audio system installation to run audio applications and services for training, events and competitions.

Audio Applications

  • Public Address (PA) / Tannoy
  • Background Music (BGM)
  • Foreground Music
  • Audio Matrix / Zone Routing

Audio Specification & Technologies

  • Network Audio Matrix with full DSP
  • IP Audio (dedicated WiFi network)
  • Local & Network audio streaming – for voice and music
  • Software & App for system and user control
  • Local wall inputs / audio source & events interface

Installation Details

The gymnastics facilities at the National Sports Centre are spread across a number of gyms ‘halls’ with associated training, support and public viewing areas. Working with Sport England, Abletek were identified and appointed the project specialists for the audio design and installation.

Central to the system design solution is an IP / Network based DSP audio matrix. The various gym halls and training facilities are divided into different zones – local wall input and control units were installed in each zone allowing audio to be routed as required. WiFi and Bluetooth receivers were installed into local wall interface panels. This was particularly important and useful for the gymnasts and their coaches for music based gymnastic routines. A dedicated WiFi network was created – system software used for control and management of the main system functions. An iOS / Android app used for additional user function, volume control and local / zone routing.

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