Craigie Leisure Centre $9.1million revamp: All things AV

Craigie Leisure Centre $9.1million revamp: All things AV

Craigie Leisure Centre recently received a $9.1 million revamp and now sits among the premier community leisure and aquatic facilities in Western Australia.

The modern, spacious and aesthetic venue has enjoyed incredible AV installation upgrades from our Installations team, with the first stage starting late last year and the second coming to a recent close.

Stage 1 of the AV revamp enjoyed substantial AV installed in the group fitness and cycle studios. Stage 2 was even bigger and better, with the new wellness studio and gymnasium expansion, treated to a complete AV upgrade by PAV. The intricacies of the completed installations and the quality and professional delivery are a testament to the dedication and expertise of our team.

Stage 1 saw the group fitness and wellness studios fitted with high-power, high-end sound systems to cover the extremities and diversity of classes in these centre areas.

The body combat classes, for instance, blast the sound system and require high energy and punch, whereas the yoga and stretch classes need clarity and warmth from the system. Both systems performed exactly as hoped, and the outcome overjoyed the client.

The installation required significant on-site design, particularly because the team wanted to install the speakers in a precise location for optimal sound quality and feedback reduction. Eventual class-goers would need to hear the instructors' voices over the music - and hear they will! The results were higher than anyone could have hoped for, thanks to the dedication of our team.

The Cycle Studio did not require quite the same volume as the bigger studios. However, the sound system installed is still capable of high volume and clarity, which was very important as the bikes can often be loud when the class is at capacity.

Additionally, LED lighting systems were installed in the Wellness, Group Fitness and Cycle Studios with a combination of wash lights and scanners. Lighting scenes can be selected from a touchscreen for a simple colour wash in the spaces through lots of movement from the scanners.

Visually, the team installed an extensive amount of equipment. The main studios each have a 4m screen and laser projector with 86" LCD screens on either side, and the HD video cameras they installed mean that the instructor can be visible on any screen and seen clearly by fitness fanatics from anywhere in the spaces.

Additionally, the team fitted the Cycle Studio with a 98" LCD screen, which worked exceptionally well in the space, as well as nine 75" screens and four 86" LCD screens in the new Gymnasium. The screens can show any combination of the incoming video from five Foxtel decoders, Nightlife, Bio Circuit, Team Beats and free-to-air. All sound and video can be controlled using a touchscreen mapped out in coordination with the space, making it a simple-to-use, centralised system.

Although faced with vast issues on site with stock deliveries and staffing with the installation commencing amidst Covid, our Installation team still hit all delivery targets from day one through to completion. Their expertise, knowledge, and ability to adapt to unique client needs shone through in this project. Well done to the team on such an impressive project and creating a positive outcome for the client. Photos courtesy of the City of Joondalup.