entertainment • presentation • installation

Westfield Stratford City installs EM systems

Westfield Stratford City retail and leisure destination in East London

13 February 2012

UK - The new Westfield Stratford City retail and leisure destination in East London, which opened its doors to the public last September, is the largest urban shopping centre in Europe. Boasting over 250 shops, 70 places to eat and drink, three hotels, a 14-lane bowling alley, and a 17-screen all-digital Vue cinema, not to mention the UK's largest casino. Westfield Stratford City is also the prestigious gateway to London's Olympic Park for the forthcoming 2012 Games.

Systems integration and project management company, Media Powerhouse were the elected contractors for the supply and installation of all the audio systems throughout Westfield Stratford City's Events Spaces, which included two systems from UK loudspeaker company EM Acoustics.

In fact, Westfield used the successful audio installations at the Westfield London site as the blueprint for Westfield Stratford City. Following the success of the HALO line array system from EM Acoustics used in The Atrium performance space in Westfield London, EM Acoustics was selected for the main performance space in the new Westfield Stratford City as well as a portable system designed for Westfield's smaller event spaces, but that may in fact be used anywhere throughout the retail complex according to requirements.

The main performance space is a multi-purpose event area that hosts everything from fashion shows to product launches, exhibitions, concerts and film premieres. The brief was for a powerful yet flexible system that can be quickly set up, mounted and configured and just as easily broken down after the event as it does not remain in place permanently.

Media Powerhouse supplied a HALO line array system from EM Acoustics comprised of 16 HALO cabinets (two hangs of eight) underpinned by four MSE-118 Quake subs. Eight EMS-122 medium format full range cabinets act as delays with a complement of four EMS-81X small format full range speakers for front fill. No fewer than 20 M-12 stage monitors have been provided for use across all the performance spaces.

The second, mobile system supplied by Media Powerhouse comprises four EMS-121X full range cabinets accompanied by four EMS-215 subs. All enclosures except the M-12 stage monitors and the EMS-215 subs were supplied in white for minimal visual intrusion.

Media Powerhouse's account director Dave Green who project-managed the installation of all the audio systems throughout Westfield Stratford City was particularly impressed with the build quality of the EM Acoustics equipment. "I'd say that the build quality of EM Acoustics gear is among the very best I've worked with - noticeably better than the common standard," he noted. "The reliability of their systems has been excellent throughout, and as a company they are great people to deal with - dedicated, friendly staff for whom nothing is too much trouble. They have been a pleasure to work with and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend their systems to anyone."

(Jim Evans)


Tag Cloud

Westfield Stratford City EM systems UK company Media Powerhouse audio throughout EM Acoustics Westfield used HALO system performance space event supplied cabinets subs full range

Related Stories from LSi Online

23 April 2013

Nexo STM arrives in Mexico

Nexo STM arrives in MexicoMexico - The first Nexo STM Series modular line array system has arrived in Mexico, the property of Tecno Son Espectaculos, the well-known rental company based in Mexico City, and its CEO Sergio Zenteno. The ... More >>

10 April 2013

SGM's LED RGB strobes for P!nk and Swift tours

SGM's LED RGB strobes for P!nk and Swift toursUSA - When top production designer Baz Halpin walked past the SGM booth at the LDI Show in Las Vegas last November he was stopped in his tracks by the Danish company's new XC-5 colour strobes. Responding to an ... More >>

8 April 2013

Stage Electrics heads to PLASA Focus Leeds

Stage Electrics heads to PLASA Focus LeedsUK - Stage Electrics is exhibiting at PLASA Focus Leeds which takes place at the Royal Armouries, on Tuesday 30April and Wednesday May. This year, on the Stage Electrics stand (RA-B18) there will be a range of audio, ... More >>

4 April 2013

EM Acoustics goes live with new website

EM Acoustics goes live with new websiteUK - Loudspeaker manufacturer EM Acoustics has announced the launch of its all new website. Featuring a modern look and feel complete with interactive links to social media such as Facebook and Twitter, the new site ... More >>

2 April 2013

Sennheiser for Leona Lewis at Art on Ice

Sennheiser for Leona Lewis at Art on IceSwitzerland - Art on Ice has become one of the most successful figure skating spectaculars in the world, playing to 70,000 spectators a year at venues across Switzerland. This year, this fusion of world-class ... More >>

EM Acoustics tackles audio at Allianz Park

QMUL transformed by Stage Electrics

Sennheiser UK brings Digital 9000 to BVE 2013

EM Acoustics first HALO Compact install

Scala installs digital screens at Westfield

EM Acoustics launches HALO Compact in style

Sennheiser UK returns to BVE2012 North

EM Acoustics equips new St James Theatre

Sennheiser has it sussed in Hyde Park

2012 PLASA Awards for Innovation announced

Sennheiser launches Digital 9000 system

Stage Electrics appointed EM Acoustics dealer

Stage Sound Services boosts EM inventory

Stage Electrics appointed UK dealer for EM

EM Acoustics equips Midas training room

View AllRelated Stories from LSi Magazine

March 2013March 2013

Page 62: have Westfield Stratford City conveniently located next to whats left of the Olympic Games and offering

January 2013January 2013

Page 36: on and make yourselves at home? Thats exactly what Surreybased EM Acoustics did making the most 36 LSi

Page 73: ISL or nondim curve adindex All Access Avolites Chainmaster 45 17 5 Doughty 33 EM Acoustics

November 2012November 2012

Page 59: of the EM Acoustics EM81X loudspeakers on the proscenium stage right shows of various kinds so it requires

Page 60: positions weve had to go smaller more discrete and in more locations The new loudspeakers are all from EM

October 2012October 2012

Page 129: Clay Paky Clear Com db 65 23 35 61 49 5 37 87 36 7 Doughty 97 DPA 89 Elation 43 EM Acoustics

Page 1: on tour • Crew Cuts Wob Roberts EM Acoustics in profile • Traction for Roedean Theatre • Audio File Mix

Page 60: VER Marc Kocks Netherlands Managing director TM Audio Ed Manwaring UK Director EM Communications Ola

Page 26: Top Gear Phil Ward reflects on the first 10 years of UK speaker manufacturer EM Acoustics

Page 6: the pro audio flavour with the likes of Sound Technology EM Acoustics and Traction Sound and in addition

More Results from LSi Magazine >>

Related Videos from LSi's Video Hub

We were unable to find relevant videos, but please visit LSi's Video Hub for our industry video content, such as product demos, training, interviews, backstage, seminars, events and more...

Video Hub >>

View AllNews Archive

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999



Artistic Licence


Stage Electrics


Lee Filters

mojo barriers



Prolight Concept