MK Dons New Stadium
For MK Dons new home, the latest stadium project completed by VCP Services, we had to provide a solution to the exacting sound quality standards imposed by new owner Peter Winkleman. This is the first stadium in the country to use Meyer speakers  and integrate these into a conventional PA/VA scenario using BOSCH Praesideo equipment. The result: a fantastic acoustic experience combined with crystal clear speech for both voice evacuation and announcements. 

VCP also installed a state of the art surveillance system. This was an IP based solution, using Milestone as the main platform for viewing cameras. Huge storage capacity for recording was provided in the form of two main DELL servers. The fire alarm system, also installed by VCP Services, utilises the latest digital technology and, of course, was fully integrated with the voice alarm system. 

Hull Stadium
A new 25,000 seater stadium completed on time and on budget in December 2002. VCP Services designed, supplied and installed the CCTV system, the PA/VA system and the referee call system.

The CCTV system was one of the first to employ structured cabling. We estimate a 30% saving on installation time compared with a conventional coax wired system. Picture quality is near fibre optic level and guaranteed to be interference free. There are some 64 cameras placed around the ground and, with a full digital recording and playback system, it is one of the most advanced in the football league.

A complete PA/VA system was installed, interfaced with the fire alarm and a full music quality sound system. Ampekko Millbanks state-of-the-art VxLAN system was used. This provides touch screen controls and networked outstations communicating with a central master station. The result is a first class sound system with excellent voice evacuation.

Brighton Stadium

Constructed by Buckinghams this a 30,000 all seater stadium of the highest standard both from a technologie asspect and construction side. 

After leaving the the Goldstone Ground 1997, which had been the Club's home since 1902, Brighton have struggled to find a new permanent home, first ground sharing at Gillingham for two seasons, before returning to the South Coast in 1999, to take up temporary residence at the Withdean Athletics Stadium.  After a long drawn out battle, the Club finally prevailed receiving planning permission in July 2007 for a new stadium at Falmer, on the outskirts of Brighton. At a cost of £93m the new American Express Community Stadium as it has been named, has been well worth waiting for; adding a spectacular sight to the Sussex landscape.

From a far the semi circular roofs of the stand and the tubular supporting steelwork above them, are at first glance reminiscent of the Galpharm Stadium in Huddersfield. But on closer inspection the similarity ends as this is a far superior ground, which inside is reminiscent of the KC Stadium in Hull. On one side is the impressive looking West Stand. This three tiered stand, has a large lower tier, a small middle tier and a medium sized upper tier. The seating in the upper tier follows the semi circular design of the stand, giving it an interesting effect. The team dugouts are located on this side, as well as an open press area, which is conveniently situated above the players tunnel on the half way line. Opposite is the smaller East Stand. This two-tiered stand had its upper tier added in the Summer of 2012. The gap in-between the two tiers is occupied by the Clubs' administrative offices. 

Both ends are also small single tiers of seating, and have an electric scoreboard to the rear. One of these ends, the South Stand, has a hospitality area containing a number of executive boxes, which is situated above the seated area. The roofs over both ends slope down from the larger West Stand on one side to the East Stand opposite, giving the ground a different look. Apparently though, this is so the stadium fits in with the rolling South Downs landscape. The stadium is totally enclosed with all the corners now filled with seating (these were added during the 2012/13 season). One nice touch though, is rather than having lettering displayed on the seating, images of seagulls are included instead. What makes the ground particularly striking is the amount of transparent material used in the roofs of the stadium, apart from the supporting framework there is not a solid panel in sight.

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