Case study: Wells Maltings Trust
Project type – Supply & Installation
Client – Wells Maltings Trust
Specialist design – Drama by Design
M&E Consultant – NA
Contracted to – Wells Maltings Trust
Architect – NA
Value – £190K
Specification: Theatre & Cinema systems including building wide systems
Wells Malting Trust Theatre / Cinema with the UKs first wireless Xicato house lights
********Xicato exclusive – first UK wireless Bluetooth Xicato house light system********
The Maltings is a striking brick and flint building within the heart of Wells-next-the-Sea which was built in the early 19th century. In the late 16th century, Wells was the major port for the area and by the first half of the 18th century the town become a major exporter of malt. In 1890 the town had 9 large malthouses, each employing over 50 people. The town is now a seaside resort with a small working port, and the building is one of the last remaining malthouses in Wells.
Until 2016 the Maltings hosted a huge range of community events from team meetings, dance classes, birthday parties, craft fairs and wedding receptions, as well as Wells Pirate Festival and Poetry next the Sea.
Now redeveloped as part of Wells Maltings Project has transformed the site using a Drama by Design specification into an exciting new heritage, learning, community and arts centre that preserved the original building and created a year-round destination for residents and visitors.
Audio Light Systems were contracted to supply and install the stage/studio lighting, cinema system, sound, AV, communications systems, curtains and tracks and stage machinery for the performing arts and creative media spaces in the new building.
The theatre house & working light system is the new wireless Bluetooth Xicato with Extron control.
The end result is “truly fantastic” museum quality lighting in a theatre space. Xicato bring together reliable wireless control & extreme high-quality LEDs at a completive cost.
“The quality of light changes the feel of the space plus even dimming curve is really impressive” Steve Aitchison – ALS
The main space has a full Dolby cinema system & performance theatre with the following spec
QSC & Barco – cinema system
Yamaha DSP, Allen & Heath & LD systems FOH – audio system
Chauvet LED fresnels & spots – theatre lighting
Doughty Engineering – panels & bars