Design, supply and installation of sound solution and audio-visual station for RFU at Twickenham Stadium changing rooms.

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RFU - Twickenham Stadium

Rik Atkinson, Project Manager, Shepherd FM


In conjunction with Shepherd Group (Shepherd Interiors) DWM were required to design, supply and install a new sound system and standalone Audio Visual solution for the RFU at Twickenham Stadium Changing Rooms.


During summer 2013, the RFU commissioned SES, Shepherd Engineering Services (division of Shepherd Group), to be the main contractor on a new project at the prestigious Twickenham Stadium. DWM were selected to consult, refine and finalise the pre-determined Audio Visual package as a specialist AV installer. Our preferred design included an integrated sound and audio visual platform via a centralised matrix system. Finances however proved a stumbling block and DWM were asked to value-engineer the design to meet the available project budget. Following much consultancy where budget and technology options were discussed, it was agreed that the following independent solutions would be deployed.

An Independent amplified Sound System incorporating Wifi and Bluetooth streaming capabilities would be installed with particular focus on sound output and quality to ensure the system could deliver the requested pre-game motivation. The speakers and sub would be required to be ceiling mounted to provide minimal appearance and away from any potential water hazards. DWM delivered a solution of exceptional sound quality and utilised a community distribution ceiling mount sub and speaker solution to provide the aesthetically pleasing look required.

The Audio/Visual requirements would be met via both interactive large format displays and non-interactive displays supplied from multiple control locations. The Standalone control to screen solution would encompass 5 x LCD displays and 2 x Large format Interactive displays incorporating 6 x control positions.

Through the implementation of this system, DWM have been able to ensure a high quality sound system that delivers superior quality sound to the Home Changing Room area and Home Changing Room Entrance/Exit Corridor.

The large format interactive display screen installed into the main changing room area and a further interactive display to the Analysts area enables screens to be controlled and utilised locally, in addition to being controlled independently from the Analyst’s area. The further display screens deployed in both the Home and Away Changing areas allows more isolated review of pre-edited footage.

For both the sound system and Audio Visual installations our design team were required to work closely with the fabric fit-out installer to ensure all screens and ceiling mount speakers could be integrated into the Changing Room fabric in a seemless manner.

The end results would always be to provide optimum technology delivery in a minimal manner. Our design and installation team were also required to deliver the solution as part of vastly accelerated works programme, to enable the facilities to be delivered for RFU usage for the pre-scheduled Autumn International games.