Vaughan Sound equips The College @ Merthyr Tydfil

Vaughan Sound has completed the installation, commissioning and certification of public address and induction loop systems throughout the new The College @ Merthyr Tydfil..

The £33m project – which was the largest architectural contract to be awarded in Wales this year – is part of the 21st Century Schools framework. A joint venture involving Merthyr Tydfil College, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council and the University of Glamorgan, the scheme has seen the redevelopment of the existing College and the establishment of new further education facilities.

Appointed by Whitehead Building Services, following a large number of successful specialist subcontract works at schools, colleges and universities across South Wales, Vaughan Sound was tasked with devising and installing a 15-zone public address system in line with BS 6259:1997.

A range of TOA products were specified – including VM-2240 system management amplifiers, CS-304 30w projection loudspeakers and stairwell loudspeakers – alongside a total of 137 RCF PL60 recessed ceiling loudspeakers throughout the various educational spaces.

As the only ISCE registered audio frequency induction loop system (AFILS) assessor in Wales, Vaughan Sound was also responsible for the installation, commissioning and certification of specialist induction loop systems in 10 zones over three floors.

Current Thinking ET120 amplifiers, ET30C counter loops, ETCM ceiling microphones and gooseneck microphones were provided for; Classroom 4, the Student Support Reception, both Beauty Salon and Hair Salon Reception areas, Main Reception, Learning Zone Reception, Teaching Room 2.36, Arts Room 4.25, IT Room 1.21 and General Science Lab 2.19.

The college, which offers a comprehensive tertiary curriculum and first-class specialist educational facilities, opens this week (commencing Monday 2 September) for the new academic year.