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Crestron Integration Award Winner 2009 – Best High Rise in Europe:
At the commanding position on top of Manchester’s iconic Beetham Tower, there is a penthouse like no other. Officially the highest living space in Britain, it occupies the top two storeys of the 168.87m building, the tallest in the UK outside London and the tallest residential development in Europe…
Our installation in the penthouse of the iconic Beetham Tower in Manchester is one of our highest profile installations yet. The client’s apartment spans the entire two top floors of the tower on levels 47 and 48, making this the highest living space in Europe. Our installation was equally as impressive and won us the Crestron Integration Awards in 2009.
The biggest challenge was not distributing audio and video around the apartment but controlling all the building management systems within it. Our Crestron installation controls every aspect of the environment in the apartment, from underfloor heating controls through to ventilation, even the temperature of the swimming pool and the olive grove irrigation system – the client has a 4,000 square foot garden at the very top of the tower, with olive trees craned in during construction! Control is made easy by making adjustments on Crestron 6″ touchpanels in the apartment which simply allow the client to scroll through the rooms and change the temperature setpoint up and down.
The client benefits from full audio video distribution throughout the apartment, allowing centralised Sky HD receivers and Kaleidescape DVD/Music servers to be enjoyed anywhere. Watching Sky in the gym is as straightforward as in the bedroom. The Kaleidescape system stores the client’s DVD and CD collection and allows several different films or albums to be enjoyed simultaneously in the apartment. We also integrated an FM tuner to allow the client to reach the radio throughout – this has proved especially popular in the his and hers bathrooms in the mornings. A full Crestron lighting control system allows pre-set scenes to be recalled in any of the main areas, providing perfect activity lighting (reading, watching TV, etc.) in addition to showing the apartment in its best possible light. Although we created lighting scenes initially we also gave the client the ability to easily change the scenes via the Crestron touchpanels.
We also fully integrated CCTV and security in to the Crestron system allowing the client to view cameras on touchpanels in the apartment, including the private lift lobby. All cameras are recorded on a rolling basis offering easy viewing via the client’s computer. A fully monitored and maintained alarm system provides the client with total peace of mind; should an alarm occur, the apartment concierge and the client are notified immediately closely, followed by the police if required.
This project has now become an official Crestron Digital Media Case Study! To view the press release and Crestron’s take on this award winning installation click here. The case study is also presented on the Crestron.com site – one of few international studies.
This stunning dedicated cinema room is an amazing addition to this family home in Derby. A best-available Artcoustic audio system provides full surround sound, utilising two huge 1.8m subwoofers! We built a false wall which houses the front speakers and subwoofers, we then covered the wall frame in acoustic fabric and installed room treatments behind! The screen sits on this frame so the sound travels through the screen – creating a very high end system. A Sony 4k projector provides an outstanding picture – this is a truly stunning cinema room which has delighted the clients.Read More
Crestron Integration Award Winner 2012
This case study details the biggest and best Crestron system available! Two huge interconnected villas share a huge number of Audio Video sources, Lighting and HVAC Controls – this is the ultimate connected home with FIVE surround sound rooms, an integrated Basketball Court and a dedicated cinema room! This is Home Automation & Entertainment on a grand scale and is great example of where Custom Controls excel!Read More
Crestron Integration Award Winner 2011
The iconic Penthouses at the Claridge’s Hotel in Mayfair benefit from a full Crestron Audio Video solution. The listed rooms have high end Loewe AV systems controlled by easy to use, custom branded Crestron touch panels. The technology blends in to the rooms perfectly and is testament to the ease of use for our systems with clients at the hotel easily and intuitively using the systems.Read More
This stunning West London Townhouse is enhanced by a fully integrated Crestron Lighting and Audio Video system. The Crestron wireless lighting system ensures perfectly lighting levels throughout the home with different levels easily recalled by pressing different buttons on the lighting keypads or iPads. A Crestron Audio Video distribution system ensures a wealth of entertainment at each room with games console input plates in key rooms. This is a stunning family home!Read More
A truly high end dedicated cinema room installed in a family home in Dubai. A high end Artcoustic surround sound system, powered by 17 amplified channels, ensures an audio experience which complements the ultra bright 4.5m projector screen. Bespoke home cinema seats ensure a comfortable viewing experience for the whole family with a lighting system controlling light levels – even dimming the Onyx tables and controlling the curtains which cover the screen when the room is off.Read More