Control Room Furniture for the University of Leicester
A meeting at the AUCSO conference some seven years earlier has led to the upgrade of the security control room and its furniture at the University of Leicester, completed in July 2015.
The previous control room was cramped with outdated equipment and the operators working area was limited. Thinking Space worked with the security team at the university to propose an ergonomic yet flexible solution where the main console could accommodate two operators comfortably. Each operator is provided with Novus monitor mounts of three with a seventh screen mounted centrally above the radio equipment wedge. In the centre of the console, a shared radio/gate control pod is located to centralise all radio base stations in a tiered unit. Below the desk surface at each end is a three drawer storage unit. A number of cable management options are available with the console, all providing a tidy, professional and flexible solution for running wiring and cabling to the equipment above, below and within the desk. A second console used as a review console is also included, with below desk tower pc storage, and positioned in the room to ensure optimum operator supervision.
As well as lockable storage cupboards in the room, Thinking Space also provided their Evolution media wall, siting eight x 42” flat screens mounted in two rows of four with cable management neatly hidden behind the screens and down through the legs.
Head of Security Colin Monks is delighted with their new environment “The design was key, Thinking Space improved on our ideas adding value to the design and construction of the control room space, fully meeting our requirements, within budget and delivered against very tight time scales. The project was well managed throughout and the ongoing support post build has been extremely good”.