ATG Broadcast has completed relocation of the BBC Academy's central London production training studio from Marylebone to White City. The project included the installation and commissioning of a Media Gallery control room and studio floor.
Formerly BBC Training & Development, the BBC Academy works with Skillset (the government-licensed UK-wide Sector Skills Council for the audiovisual industries) to offer subsidised training to the UK freelance community.
"Moving the facility to White City forms part of the integration of the BBC's technical training activities into a College of Production which will operate in conjunction with the College of Journalism and the College of Leadership and Management," explained Nick Hall, Technical Services Manager at the BBC Academy. "The new site has the advantage of being close to BBC Television Centre and adjacent to Media Village. It can operate in conjunction with the BBC's engineering training facilities at Wood Norton."
The control gallery centres on an 11-bay production desk and a 3 metre wide sound desk, both of which were pre-installed at ATG Broadcast's Letchworth premises. The desks (Module-R) and Media Wall are from Custom Consoles. The equipment includes a For-A HVS-3800HS vision mixer, a four-camera camera control unit, ETC Congo lighting controller, a number of JVC and Marshall widescreen picture monitors, Ergotron monitor arms, Autocue teleprompter, Trilogy comms, ATG Broadcast Krone frame and wallboxes, AJA and Leitch interfaces, Soundcraft K1 audio mixer, audio induction loop and an audio-control monitor trolley. ATG Broadcast partnered with office design specialist Overbury on the project.