20 December 2016


The Basement Brewhouse inside Bankstown Sports Club is now open, with a variety of beers, ciders and wines available along with a delicious burger menu and a gourmet delicatessen.

The brief given to The P.A. People in the lead-up to the Brewhouse project, was to provide a high quality distributed sound system, high definition vision and a simple, yet intuitive control system.

Audio Visual Team Leader Jason Klippel says, “They have exceeded expectations in their delivery, with some very positive feedback from early on.”

The Brewhouse was an engaging challenge from the outset, working within the confines of a fully operational club, ever conscious of noise and an existing structure. “We were in constant contact with the Club’s AV Team to give final approvals on all site locations as we would not get a second go at getting it right” observes Ross Ford, Project Manager for The P.A. People.

The TVs around the outer walls of the venue were an initial challenge. Curtains ran behind each one and the desired outcome was not to see fix-points etc. The P.A. People designed a single-point swivel bracket that the curtain could be fitted around, with the TV sitting just in front to hide all fixings and cables.

TV screens inside the barrels were an even bigger issue. The original design required single-sided units mounted to a round pole which the joiner was supplying. During the process, the club decided to enhance these specs, which required mounting them on both sides of a square pole fixture. The team then came up with the mounting idea complete with tinted acrylic trim to hide all the cables and connections.

“We were on site most days to ensure that we were not ‘built-out’ of any areas; thankfully we were mostly in front of where we needed to be and completed the install task days before the official opening” said Ross Ford.

“In the process of this install, we upgraded the entire site-wide MATV system from analogue to digital. The Brewhouse was running Digital for Melbourne Cup Day!” adds Brett Steele, Manager, Installed Systems.

Equipment List:

  • 12 x 32-inch TVs Booths
  • 5 x 55-inch TVs
  • 1 x 98-inch TV
  • 28 x Bose FS40 surface mount speakers
  • 3 x Bose Freespace subs in the main areas
  • 2 x private lounges with 4 x Bose FS40 Flush mount speakers and a Freespace sub in each
  • Univox hearing loops in the main bar areas
  • Shure ULXD radio mics
  • Surface Touch Panel Control

More Info:
The P.A. People: www.papeople.com.au


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