Consolidation for a sustainable workplace

Sector
Finance
Location
Hove, UK
Contract Type
Direct
Completed
August 2023

The challenge

Kinly has been working as a dedicated partner to leading insurance provider, Legal & General (L&G), since 2020, providing audiovisual (AV) design, build, and support maintenance services across multiple UK sites.

In 2022, Kinly was asked to support the consolidation of several sites together into a refurbishment of their main building in Hove to include over 40 meeting rooms and several new spaces.

The challenge on this project was to adhere to L&G’s sustainability commitment for the project, ensuring a focus on reusing existing equipment but still giving users of the new space the best possible experience.

The solution

Kinly worked hand in hand with the client to strategically plan how this equipment would be redistributed into the main building.

The project required careful planning through three distinct phases of decommissioning across a period of 18 months. Existing Lenovo ThinkSmart video conferencing solutions, Logitech MeetUp USB collaboration bars, displays and other installation hardware was carefully considered and designed to be reincorporated into the new building to meet key sustainbility goals.

The Kinly team worked closely with the clients’ project team to undergo technical surveys in order to plan each meeting space during the construction phase, advising on best elevation for power, data and wall reinforcements to ensure existing equipment could be effectively repurposed.

In addition, two brand new areas were designed by Kinly, a digital collaboration space and large boardroom. In the latter two 75” Sony displays work together with a Yealink MTR solution incorporating three PTZ cameras to provide multiple camera angles. The room is controlled via the MTouch panel mounted at the table. Audio and AEC is managed via a QSC DSP which means the audio performance can be customised to suit the room. This is supported by a Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 mic which tracks the active speaker and rejects other noise.

Within the digital collaboration zones the client required a similar Yealink MTR system setup with the addition of a mobile cart display featuring a Sony 75” display, Yealink Soundbar, PTZ camera, wireless expansion mic kit and MTouch II touch panel.
“Kinly met this quite challenging piece of work with a very positive mindset and gave me some great advice on what approach to use for each of the floors in Hove.”

James McDonagh
Programme Manager, Legal & General

The result

The client was delighted with how the Kinly team handled the complex requirements of this project and the details they put into understanding the room suitability and additional hardware provision to successfully meet all sustainability requirements.

The install and commissioning teams proved their ability to work fast and with agility in order to respond to tight deadlines and two week notice periods for contractors leaving site at each stage of the building refresh.

Alongside the AV implementation, Kinly ensured they were on call to fix any issues or user adoption requirements for a period after the completion date and continue to work with L&G on future plans and projects across the UK.

Want to get in touch?

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Why Kinly

Bringing people and technology together for better productivity wherever the work happens – because great things happen when people work together.

Experienced

Dedicated expertise in planning, supplying, integrating and managing AV systems integration and remote collaboration services.

Proven

Globally recognised businesses relying on us for secure and flexible meeting and collaboration services.

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A leading partner with the world’s top vendors to deliver the best choice of solutions for public and private sector businesses.

Scale

An end-to-end provider of workspace transformation services with worldwide presence.

25+

Years Experience

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Customers

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