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Clients and Project Installations

Abletek Commercial Audio Customers

We have sucessfully installed 100's of commercial audio systems; traditional & IP audio, our customer base extends throughout the UK.
The following is a small selection of our client project installations - Factory, Industrial, Commercial, Retail, Leisure, Education, Healthcare, Hospitality and Government examples of some of our completed, on-going and contracted work and projects.

IP Audio (AoIP) | Client Projects:

Mondrian London Mondrian London  (London)
Project: Hotel / Hospitality.
Application: IP Background Music (IP BGM) / IP Public Address (IP PA / Tannoy).
Outline: Mondrian London is a large 15 storey, 359 room, riverside hotel and restaurant, based within the landmark SeaContainers building (Southbank, Blackfriers). Multiple Bose ControlSpace systems installed throughout. IP audio integration to +100 IP speakers installed thoughout the public and staff front/back of house areas. Web based audio store and bespoke GUI message app installed to provide customer via WiFi and iOS/Android integration. Abletek were selected for this project becuase of our experience and proven capability of delivering large scale IP audio design and installation.
Mondrian London
Smart Garden Products (SGP) Smart Garden Products (SGP)  (Peterborough / Cambs)
Project: Warehouse / Distribution.
Application: IP Background Music (IP BGM) / Integrated SIP/IP Public Address (IP PA / Tannoy).
Outline: New build 'Eureaka' Smart Garden Products (SGP) site in Peterborough continues the rapid expansion plans of the SGP capability and business in the UK. As a 'specialist audio contractors' Abletek were selected to design and install integrated audio/telephony applications - showcasing our new network streaming application, iRadio as well as providing SIP/IP telephony interface from announcement/tannoy broadcast and integration to building security (door access audio and CCTV talkback).
Smart Garden Products (SGP) - Peterborough
Crealy Adventure Park Crealy Adventure Park  (Devon)
Project: Theme / Adventure Resort.
Application: WiFi IP Background Music (IP BGM).
Outline: The Crealy Adventure Park required a centrally controlled, distributed background music solution throughout the park and the various rides / attractions. No ducting or cable access was available - an IP solution together with a new WiFi network was specified and installed (WiFi solution designed and specified by local systems IT Integrator company). IP Audio decoder/amplifiers were installed to provide local audio and BGM. Central and local media player (server with music playlists) provided system input for the BGM.
Crealy Adventure Park
Steelite International Steelite International  (Stoke-on-Trent)
Project: Factory / Production.
Application: Integrated IP Public Address / IP Tannoy.
Outline: Our customer required a public address solution throughout thier main production site and their warehousing and storage site (separate sites opposite side of river Trent). Traditional audio solution specified for primary system (amplifier and speakers). We installed IP audio 'encoder' units for integration with existing audio system. IP microphones installed to provide system input for voice broadcast. IP audio 'decoder' units used to create IP Speakers and also to decode IP audio to electrical audio for traditional amplification. Simple, effective integrated traditional/IP audio design solution.
Steelite International
Algram Group Algram Group  (Plymouth / Devon)
Project: Factory / Production.
Application: Public Address / Tannoy / VoIP/SIP Telephone Interface.
Outline: Our customer was running an IP centrex telephony service through a 3rd Party VoIP provider. Traditionally amplified system solution installed throughout the production and office areas. We installed a SIP IP audio decoder unit that we configured as a 3rd Party SIP endpoint, registered with the same VoIP telephony service. The SIP audio decoder unit provided the call and announcement transition point so that the customer can make public address / tannoy announces from their telephones.
Algram Group
Frosts Garden Centre Frosts Garden Centres  (Woburn Sands / Milton Keynes)
Project: Garden Centre, Retail and Hospitality.
Application: Background Music (BGM) / Public Address (Tannoy) / Marketing Advertisement, Scheduled Announcements.
Outline: Award winning chain of large leisure and garden centre sites, the management team at the Woburn Sands HQ site required a multi-application audio solution (PA/Tannoy, BGM and Scheduled Announcements) for use throughout the various retail and hospitality settings. Our design solution was based on a traditionally amplified multi-zone system with AoIP integration for control, management, scheduling and playback of BGM tracks, playlists and recorded announcement files (used for marketing and advertisement). Audio zones included: Main retail areas, cafe, restaurant and external/garden terrace.
Frosts Garden Centre
Bicester Community College Bicester Community College  (Bicester / Oxfordshire)
Project: Local Authority / Education.
Application: Public Address / Tannoy / Telephone Interface / Stored Messages.
Outline:Our customer required a flexible audio solution that could be depolyed and regularly adjusted and altered throughout the college. A traditionally cabled design would have been very complicated and restrictive, so an IP audio solution was specified and installed. Distributed, multi-zone, IP audio Public Address, IP 'Tannoy' and IP Background Music (IP BGM) audio applications. Multi-media integration of traditional and IP speakers.
Bicester Community College
Frosts Garden Centre Frosts Garden Centres  (Millets Farm / Oxford)
Project: Garden Centre, Retail and Hospitality.
Application: Background Music (BGM) / Public Address (Tannoy) / Marketing Advertisement, Scheduled Announcements.
Outline: Award winning chain of large leisure and garden centre sites. Millets Farm garden centre is a large site containing a mix of horticultural retail and hospitality. This is the second Frosts garden centre site we have installed - our design solution is based on a traditionally amplified multi-zone system with AoIP integration for control, management, scheduling and playback of BGM tracks, playlists and recorded announcement files (used for marketing and advertisement). Audio zones include: Main retail areas, cafe, restaurant and external/garden terrace. A centralised ICECast music server will provide the basis of 'Frosts Audio' with the installation of remaining sites in the future.
Frosts Garden Centre


Factory and Industrial | Client Projects:

Premier Foods Premier Foods / Batchelors  (Worksop / Nottinghamshire)
Project: Factory / Industrial - Food production site.
Application: Public Address / Tannoy & Background Music (BGM).
Outline: Our customer required a Background Music/Radio Solution (BGM) throughout the main factory production buildings/areas of the site. Public Address (PA) / Tannoy announcement capability via traditional microphones was also provided to provide for incident, information, and general staff calling voice broadcasts.
Vbites Foods Vbites Foods  (Newcastle / Holystone)
Project: Factory - Food production site.
Application: Background Music (BGM) / Radio, Public Address (PA) & Audio Message Playback.
Outline: This is the second Vbites factory we were commissioned to install audio system services within. Our customer required the somewaht standard audio application trio of background music (BGM), Public Address (PA) / Tannoy and audio message store / playback. Being able to call and communicate to the low / high care food production areas from the general offices was an important aspect of this project. Pre-recorded audio message files were used for scheduled playback indicative of break times and start / end of day.
British Sugar British Sugar  (Newark and Bury St. Edmunds)
Project: Factory / Industrial - Sugar Production.
Application: Public Address / Tannoy - Mass Notification.
Outline: These large, busy and noisy industrial sites presented installation and acoustic challenges. The customer required reliable site wide solutions that could stand up to the often harsh production installation environments. Used primarily for mass notification broadcasts of production failures, issues and engineering breakdowns.
Bakkavor Wingland Foods Bakkavor Wingland Foods  (Sutton Bridge, Lincs)
Project: Factory / Industrial - Food Packaging.
Application: Public Address / Tannoy - Mass Notification.
Outline: Primary audio applications: Public Address (PA) / Tannoy and Background Music. Challenging site with high ambient noise levels - our design included a zoned installation to offer output and volume control flexibility as well as system redundancy.
UPOL Products UPOL Products  (Wellingborough / Northants)
Project: Factory / Storage - Automotive Products.
Application: Public Address / Tannoy - Multi-Zone.
Outline: The UPOL automotive products production site in Wellingborough required a reliable, multiple-zone voice broadcast solution. Our design provided for selectable zone broadcasts from microphones to target audio and help eliminate/reduce unwanted broadcasts to non-target zones/areas.
Cummins Generators Cummins Generators  (Stamford / Lincs)
Project: Factory / Production - Power Generation.
Application: Public Address / Tannoy & Voice Alarm.
Outline: The Cummins factory and production site in Stamford required a design solution that could integrate with a series of stored voice messages (Voice Alarm integration). The installed system provides site wide voice broadcasts for general PA/Tannoy announcements and zonal stored message broadcasts during fire alarm activation.  
Superior Machines Superior Machines  (Driffield / East Yorkshire)
Project: Factory / Production - Milling Machines.
Application: Public Address / Tannoy.
Outline: Staff at the Superior Machines site in Driffield were struggling to contact eachother, especially those staff within the production area. Our solution was the installation of a simple, traditional PA/Tannoy application. System access provided via a standard desktop paging microphone, providing 'on demand' voice announcements. 
Sweet 'n' Low Sweet 'n' Low  (Ely / Cambs)
Project: Factory / Production - Food Production.
Application: Public Address / Tannoy / SIP/VoIP Telephone Interface.
Outline: Our customer required an audio broadcast solution to contact staff throughout their site in Ely. Installation of a traditional audio design with a telephone interface unit to provide for system input flexibility (to make system broadcasts from telephones).
Smurfit Kappa Smurfit Kappa  (March / Cambs)
Project: Factory / Production - Packaging.
Application: Public Address / Tannoy / SIP/VoIP Telephone Interface.
Outline: The Smurfit Kappa production site in March required a site wide Public Address / Tannoy solution for making voice announcements. Challenging site, with varied ambient noise levels to consider. Installation of a SIP/VoIIP Telephone Interface unit to provide system access from VoIP/IP Phones.
Ford Ford  (Daventry / Northants)
Project: Storage / Distrobution.
Application: Public Address / Tannoy / Voice Alarm (VA).
Outline: The Ford site in Daventry is huge. The customer required extension of existing PA / Tannoy / VA audio applications to a new training building facility. Consideration to existing stored messages against improved system power capacity for additional speaker loading. System cablling to BS/EN VA standards.
Algram Group Ltd. Algram Group  (Plymouth / Devon)
Project: Factory / Production.
Application: Public Address / Tannoy / SIP/IP Telephone Interface.
Outline: Based Nr. Plymouth, our customer required a voice announcement solution throughout their production areas and offices. Installation of a traditionally amplified system with an integrated SIP/VoIP telephone interface unit to allow system access and voice broadcasts from telephones.
Rimmer Bros. Rimmer Bros  (Lincoln / Lincs)
Project: Storage / Distribution.
Application: Public Address / Tannoy / Telephone Interface / Stored Messages.
Outline: Our customer required an audio broadcast solution to provide voice announcements from telephones. Installation of a traditional analogue telephone interface unit (VoIP not available). We also installed an MP3/WAV audio storage unit together with a multi-event timer unit to control and broadcast audio files/messages. 
Shelbourne Reynolds Shelbourne Reynolds Engineering  (Bury St. Edmunds)
Project: Agricultural Machinery Manufacturer.
Application: PA / Tannoy / Telephone Interface / Shift Change Tones.
Outline: Major refurbishment of existing site, to include extension of audio services into new build production and manufacturing areas. Interface to site telephone system for voice broadcasts via telephones. Interface with site time and attendance system to provide switch access and trigger of stored shift change tones. 


Office & Retail | Client Projects:

Equitable Life Equitable Life  (Aylesbury / Bucks)
Project: Offices / Headquarters.
Application: Telephone Access, Public Address / Tannoy / Evacuation.
Outline: Our customer required an integrated telephony audio broadcast solution to provide low volume major incident and informational broadcast capability throughout the offices/site. The system was also designed and installed to create a solution for the coordination of staff and rescue services during an evacuation (strategically positioned secure microphones).
Harveys Furniture Harveys Furniture  (Leeds / West Yorkshire)
Project: Retail / Furniture Store.
Application: Public Address / Tannoy / Background Music
Outline: Our customer, a national furniture, beds and sofas retail store required a customer services public address (PA) / Tannoy system to make general purpose announcements as well as sales / marketing announcements for special offers and discounts. Working with group marketing we were provided outline requirements specification including system coverage plans and speaker design / selection to match corporate branding.
Murata Power Solutions Murata Power Solutions  (Milton Keynes / Bucks)
Project: Offices / Production Site.
Application: Telephone Access, Public Address / Tannoy.
Outline: Customer expansion into their new production and offices facility in Milton Keynes. Major refurbishment of this existing building, our customer required an integrated telephony public address / tannoy solution to enable site wide audio broadcast (standard staff calling, issues & announcements). Our system design included multiple audio zones to enable user selection of audio delivery by area and also as an 'all calls' for announcements to all zones / site. 
Haskins Garden Centre Haskins Garden Centre  (Ferndown / Dorset)
Project: Retail / Garden Centre and Hospitality.
Application: Public Address / Tannoy / Background Music.
Outline: Our customer, a regional garden centre and hospitality chain (cafe & restaurant), required technical and design support against an old and failing PA/Tannoy and Background Music (BGM) system installation. Following initial meetings and site survey, the existing system design and poor condition & installation of speakers/associated cabling, was deemed beyond repair against cost of replacement. A new PA / Tannoy and Background Music (BGM) system was installed to provide audio services throughout the site (Abletek support of customer appointed electricians).
Leading Edge Leading Edge  (Gravesend / Kent)
Project: Offices / Print & Labels Production Site.
Application: Public Address / Tannoy.
Outline: Major printing and labels customer required standard public address (PA) / Tannoy throughout the offices and production areas of the site. Installation of centralised system equipment with standard/traditional high impedance 100v line transformer speakers - some ATEX/EX speakers also installed within specific zone areas.
Tesco Tesco  (Banbury / Oxfordshire)
Project: Retail / Supermarket.
Application: Background Music, Public Address / Tannoy.
Outline: Major national food retailer required a multi-zone, Background Music (BGM) and voice audio broadcast solution for their store in Banbury. Installation of traditional, centralised system equipment - high quality, 2-way, full frequency range speakers fitted throughout.
Lloyds Banking Group Lloyds Banking Group  (Aylesbury / Bucks)
Project: Offices / Finance & Banking.
Application: Public Address / Tannoy / Mass Notification.
Outline: Installation of a major incident voice announcement system solution to be used in support of other communication practices used during serious issues and events (leading to 'lock down' situations).


Hotels & Hospitality | Client Projects:

Sea Containers Hotel London Sea Containers Hotel London  (Central London)
Project: Hotel / Restaurant / Hospitality
Application: Public Address / Tannoy / Mass Notification.
Outline: Integration to existing Abletek installed audio systems to provide Hotel PA coverage into every bedroom (x359 bedrooms). Large-scale project to install speakers into all bedrooms - colourour matched speakers, installed discretely into service panels and door headings. Service extension amd integartion with wither hotel PA systems and playback of PA audio message files (eg. fire alarm testing).
Wagamama Wagamama  (Rushden / Northants)
Project: Hospitality / Restaurant
Application: Background Music (BGM).
Outline: Contract installation of 100v, Bose system / speakers. Speakers colour matched to ceiling design/colour, speakers installed throughout the main restaurant providing background music from a local media store/playback device.
Mondrian Hotel London Mondrian London  (Central London)
Project: Hotel / Restaurant / Hospitality
Application: Public Address / Tannoy / Background Music.
Outline: Traditional and IP audio integration of service to the main guest and 'back of house' areas of the hotel. Colour matched speakers installed throughout, the primary objective of this project was to provide public address capability throughout the hotel. Browser and GUI triggered announcement playback and ad-hoc live announcement capability provided. Integration and management of existing Bose Control Space systems - interface and audio routing. Integration and control of existing Crestron systems to enable priority audio routing.
Clayton Hotel Birmingham The Clayton Hotel Birmingham  (Birmingham)
Project: Hotel / Restaurant / Hospitality
Application: Background Music (BGM).
Outline: Contracted support to this large hotel besed in Birmingham. Fully zoned and GUI controilled background music to most front of house areas of the hotel.


Sports & Leisure | Client Projects:

British Gymnastics British Gymnastics / Sport England  (Lilleshall / Shropshire)
Project: Home of British Gymnastics - Training and Competition Music and PA.
Application: Background Music / Public Address / Tannoy
 • British Gymnastics and Sport England - Refurb of training and competition Halls.
 • IP Audio Matrix, Zones and Local Wall Interface Units.
 • PC and iDevice for System / User Control and Management.
TVKC / PFI Karting TVKC / PFI Karting  (Brandon / Notts)
Project: Largest UK Professional Karting Track/Club.
Application: Public Address / Tannoy / Mass Notification.
 • The UK's largest professional karting site; Paddock Sites & Commentary Systems.
 • Wide frequency, external grade speakers.
 • High power/demand loading, integrated mixer, amplifier rack.
HKRC Karting HKRC Karting  (Huntingdon / Cambs)
Project: UK Professional Karting Track/Club.
Application: Public Address / Tannoy / Mass Notification.
 • Large, UK professional karting site; Paddock, Commentary & Diver Briefing Systems.
 • Traditional external grade system, pole mounted speakers.
 • High demand / power system, mixer and amplifier rack.
DC Leisure DC Leisure  (Battersea / London)
Project: Large Community Sports & Leisure Centre.
Application: Public Address / Tannoy / Mass Notification.
 • New system design & installation.
 • Entire site: sports halls, swimming pool, gym, cafe, creche.
 • Multi-zone, staff and public address zones.
Spalding Indoor Bowls Club (IBC) National Indoor Bowls Club  (Spalding / Lincs)
Project: UK Professional Indoor Bowling Club.
Application: Public Address / Background Music.
 • New system design & installation.
 • Club site: bar, cafe, hospitality area, bowling green/surface areas.
 • Background music (BGM) and radio microphones for pre-match announcements, team and player introductions.


Logistics & Warehousing | Client Projects:

Wren Kitchens Wren Kitchens  (Scunthorpe / Lincs)
Project: Production, Warehousing and Distribution.
Application: Background Music/Radio (BGM), Public Address / Tannoy.

 • UK's largest retail manufacturer and kitchen supplier, 60+ showrooms.
 • Background Music (BGM), DAB/FM Radio through production and warehouse areas.
 • Public Address (PA) / Tannoy throughout site.
 • Interconnection of IP distributed BGM and advertisement messages to showrooms.
Kent County Supplies Kent County Supplies  (Aylesford / Kent)
Project: Warehousing and Distribution - Local Authority.
Application: Background Music/Radio (BGM), Public Address / Tannoy.

 • Local Authority Distribution Centre (school supplies).
 • Background Music, DAB/FM Radio & PA / Tannoy throughout warehouse areas.
 • High specification, wide frequency range speakers.
Life Plue Europe Life Plus Europe  (Bedford / Beds)
Project: Warehousing and Distribution.
Application: Background Music/Radio (BGM), Public Address / Tannoy.

 • Large Sorting, Picking & Distribution Site.
 • Background Music, PA / Tannoy throughout sorting/picking/warehousing areas.
 • High specification, wide frequency range speakers.
Lidl RDC Lidl Gravesend (RDC)  (Gravesend / Kent)
Project: Warehousing and Distribution.
Application: Large, Multi-zone, Public Address / Tannoy.

 • Regional Distribution Centre (RDC) Site.
 • Multi-zone system design for control and target audio.
 • Background Music (BGM) and Public Address (PA) / Tannoy.
 • Heavy power / speaker loading, large rack build power amplifier stack.


Military & Rescue | Client Projects:

Norwich International Airport Norwich International Airport (NIA)  (Norwich / Norfolk)
Project: Airport Fire Station.
Application: Public Address (PA) / Tannoy.

 • Used for incident and Alarm.
 • Voice announcement service throughout fire station buildings.
 • Traditionally mixed/amplified and cabled system.
 • Rack installation.
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Shropshire Fire and Rescue  (Wellington / Telfod)
Project: Fire and Rescue Station.
Application: 'Turn Out' Alarm, Public Address (PA) / Tannoy.

 • Used during emergency call out / turn out alarm.
 • Stored audio message playback.
 • Traditionally mixed/amplified and cabled system.
 • Dedicated Rack installation.
RAF Coningsby RAF Coningsby  (Coningsby / Lincolnshire)
Project: Military Station Tannoy System.
Application: Public Address (PA) / Tannoy.

 • RAF Station Tannoy.
 • 100+ buildings, 1000's of speakers.
 • Rack installed distribution of broadcast amplifiers.
 • Emergency message system for serious incident / alarm.
RAF Wyton RAF Wyton  (Nr. Huntingdon / Cambrideshire)
Project: Military Local Building Tannoy.
Application: Public Address (PA) / Tannoy.

 • Local Building Tannoy System.
 • Traditional, single zone design for local broadcast.
 • Audio alert for raising support crew alarm.
MAGPAS MAGPAS (Helimedix)  (Nr. Huntingdon / Cambrideshire)
Project: Audio Alarm and Response System
Application: Audio Alarm and Message Altert / Playback.

 • Audio response to office and and hangar buildings.
 • Interface to wall buttons for local/manual alart trigger.
 • Audio system used for alart and control of 'shouts'.
 • Interface between ground staff and pilots.
RAF Lakenheath RAF Lakenheath  (Nr. Brandon / Suffolk)
Project: Public Address (PA) / Tannoy system
Application: Local Building Staff Call / Announcements.

 • Staff Call application within large rapid response building.
 • Multi-input, traditional microphones and telephone interface.
 • Rack build, traditionally mixed/amplified and cabled design.
Wiltshire Air Ambulance Wiltshire Air Ambulance  (Nr. Trowbridge / Wiltshire)
Project: Audio Alarm and Response System
Application: Audio Alarm and Message Altert / Playback.

 • Site broadcast for aircrew response.
 • 8 x wall and desk trigger buttons.
 • Stored message playback (tones and voice message).
 • Rack build system, cat5e cabling to trigger buttons.


Healthcare & NHS | Client Projects:

Lister Hospital Lister Hospital  (Stevenage / Herts)
Project: Hospital Emergency Department (A&E)
Application: Staff Co-ordination and Announcement System.

 • Muli-zone call announcement system used throughout the ED and A&E departments.
 • Used for readiness and pre-announcement of incoming urgent care patients.
 • System covers: Adult majors, minors, resus, paediatrics, fractures and triage areas.
 • Rack build, traditionally mixed/amplified and cabled design.
Chase Farm Hospital Chase Farm Hospital  (Enfield / N.London)
Project: Hospital Emergency Department (A&E)
Application: Staff Co-ordination and Announcement System.

 • Muli-zone call announcement system used throughout the ED and A&E departments.
 • Used for satff and patient announcement and co-ordination.
 • Microphone button selection designed to allow inta-ward announcements.
 • Rack build, traditionally mixed/amplified and cabled design.
Lister NHS Trust Lister NHS Trust  (Stevenage / Herts)
Project: New Build - ED Ward Extension
Application: Patient Call and Co-ordination Announcement System.

 • Nurse Base and Triage Room Announcement.
 • Used for 'Next Patient' call.
 • Rack build, traditionally mixed/amplified and cabled design.