Just Eat.

BUSINESS SECTOR

Corporate

PROJECT VALUE

£5m+

PROJECT LOCATION

Multiple

PROJECT LENGTH

Ongoing

Project Overview

Media Powerhouse was appointed to roll out audio-visual solutions for Just Eat Takeaway who were embarking on a rapid growth programme across Europe and Canada.

We were responsible for the design, coordination, supply, installation, testing, commissioning and supporting of over 400 systems deployed in 12 offices across 10 European countries plus Toronto and Calgary in Canada.  The jewel in the crown was the 8 x 3.2m LED wall in the reception of the Amsterdam headquartes. The project is still ongoing as new sites are still being added. At the time of writing this project is valued at approximately £5m.
Our initial involvement was to define a set of meeting, presentation, collaboration and training space system standards.

These standards were documented as the “Playbook” by which architects and other designers would base their work to ensure a coordinated design. This would ensure electrical and data outlets were in the correct position; walls were suitable strengthened to support the load of large format displays and furniture was positioned correctly and pre-cut to accommodate our cable cubby’s.

We attended regular (weekly) meetings with the client to discuss current status of the design, installation and handover works as well as design coordination meetings with the project manager and design team. Our on-site project manager works with the principal contractor to ensure works are completed in line with our requirements and enabling works.

Project Challenges & Solutions

During the procurement stage we encountered significant issues relating to the availability of certain product sets (e.g., Crestron NVX). We worked closely with the client to either rearrange our installation dates or find alternative products that had shorter lead times.

We were able to reallocate our resources accordingly and were able to keep within the Client’s desire to open offices to their tight schedule but still maintain a high standard of solution.

Since many of the products were network dependant, we have maintained a strong working relationship with the client’s IT team from design, installation and operational approach. We continue to work closely with their AV specialist to ensure that room booking,

Google Meet, digital signage, background music and IPTV and other cloud-based platforms are correctly licensed, registered and on-boarded correctly and in a timely manner.

Technical Overview

In terms of technical solutions, the meeting room and collaboration spaces are based on Google Meet Series One kits. With varying sized LG 4k LCD displays (49-75” depending on the room size). Rooms would utilise the Google Meet touch screens for meeting control. Wired (HDMI) connections were provided in cable cubbies for laptop connectivity (sharing/presenting).

In larger spaces such as the board rooms and event spaces, we developed customised solutions including Crestron NVX AV-over-IP video routing along with Dante/AES67 audio routing. This approach had significant improvements regarding cabling as well as being a scalable solution for future upgrades.

Our use of QSC audio DSPs meant that we were able to provide a direct alternative to Crestron control solutions eliminating the need for multiple touch panels within a given room which was not only a cheaper solution but easier to operate for end users.

Since the board room, and training spaces at JET have similar design requirements to the MDT and education rooms at the OCC. We will be using a similar design, that we know and trust.

Within the event spaces, we provided presenters with a lectern, where they were able to connect their laptop and share content to in room viewers as well as those attending on-line. Multiple (3-4) cameras provided a flexible approach to obtaining a good shot of the presenter and audience, regardless of how the rooms were laid out. Lectern microphone, lapel and hand held radio microphones are also provided for complete flexibility.

Beyond the meeting and presentation spaces we also provided digital signage alongside a music distribution throughout each office building. Signage was used primarily to distribute internal communications, but also within the waiting/reception areas. Brightsign players with Appspace content delivery was the primary solution, however alternatives were developed using System-on-Chip where a cheaper alternative would suffice. Music was streamed from Soundtrack your Brand via networked Audac NMP media players utilising the same DSP platform used for other spaces.

Throughout the installation phase of the project our site managers maintained a high standard of workmanship.