Huckletree offers unique collaborative hubs across Europe for businesses of all sizes to meet and work together. They pride themselves on bringing a diverse, disruptive community of start-ups, scale-ups, innovative teams and global brands in one creative space. This is all powered by the belief that collaboration is a key part of building a successful business.
They operate various buildings around Europe, including in key UK locations like Westminster, White City, Manchester, Shoreditch and Soho.
Huckletree was in the process of building brand new offices in Westminster, Soho and Manchester. They needed AV integration throughout these new locations to fuel their aim of creating future-proof collaborative spaces, that would offer more client-friendly AV systems than their existing sites and systems.
Their customers are paying to use the facilities so the AV solutions required couldn’t be anything less than state of the art.
The three new offices consisted of;
16 medium-large meeting rooms
1 event space
General communal areas
Why was MVS chosen?
We were invited to tender for the project via an online enquiry form due to our comprehensive, well-established office fit-out services, and our existing relationship with Thirdway who were to complete the office designs and build. The tender process was very competitive, but we came out on top due to our competitive prices and reputation.
How did we deliver the meeting room AV solution?
Huckletree had a vision in mind, but needed guidance on how best to bring the ideal AV solutions to life. Our team liaised with Zak Butcher – Operations and Project Specialist at Huckletree, who helped us to liaise with the contractors, and gave us an idea of what they were looking for.
After various meetings and discussions about which hardware solution would be the most appropriate, we recommended the Crestron Mercury – meeting room hardware that uses innovative ‘one touch to join’ technology with the video conferencing platform of your choice.
This ‘all-in-one’ system can also deliver wireless presentations, traditional HDMI presentations, Bluetooth, video conferencing and telephone conferencing. This made a huge difference from the various out-dated systems they have previously used in other offices. Our solutions are simple, touchscreen and compatible with every platform, whether that’s Zoom, Microsoft Teams or Google Hangouts Meet.
The services we provided were
Crestron Mercury & LG displays in meeting rooms
Background music systems throughout all communal areas
Large screens with wireless and HDMI connectivity
An audio system in the event space
Full project management services including designs, consultancy, demonstrations, installation and full maintenance and support once the project was completed
What were the challenges?
Due to these offices being built from the ground up, the timescales were pretty tight.
We needed to keep in line with the construction project timelines and liaise with different contractors to ensure the project ran smoothly, and on budget.
Additionally, when installing the Westminster AV solutions we discovered that the building was protected, which meant that there were some installation challenges.
Thankfully, these were all overcome, and our team was able to finish the work at hand.
The state of the art meeting room AV solutions installed by MVS have helped Huckletree stand out from the crowd by offering something a little different than their competitors. The all-in-one system has resulted in a faster, easier and more productive way for their customers to communicate and collaborate. There are no inconvenient, confusing systems and no time is wasted when setting up for a meeting.
We managed to complete the work on time, meeting their budget and other requirements and we will be looking forward to completing ongoing maintenance for Huckletree’s collaboration spaces. Due to the success of the project, we will also be helping them to re-work their existing offices in White City and Finsbury Square with new AV solutions in the near future!
Key AV equpiment
Principal AV hardware brands used to make this project a sucess included:
“We were delighted to work with Huckletree on the AV integration for their new offices. It’s always exciting to see AV ideas and designs come to life, and we’re really pleased with the results of this project. We hope that Huckletree’s clients enjoy using the new video conferencing solutions that we have installed, and we look forward to continue working with Huckletree in the future.”
Alistair Maher, Head of Sales
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