Corporate Case StudyLendlease
Lendlease | Embracing a Networked based solution
With a mantra of creating the best places the case was no different for Lendlease’s own move to Tower Three at the Barangaroo South Precinct. Lendlease were looking to continue their legacy of real outcomes in environmental, social and commercial sustainability, which they first achieved across the street in their premises at The Bond. The goal was to provide a leading example of excellence innovation and social benefit in a building that would be commercially viable from Day One. Lendlease embarked upon an augmentation of the Activity Based Working model, leveraging this into Team Neighbourhoods to meet the project orientated working model their business is engaged within.
This required a similar approach to traditional activity based working model philosophies, including a large range of meeting and collaboration spaces. These included informal and formal, bookable and non-bookable meeting spaces spread thought out the fit out, complete with wired and wireless presentation capabilities; as well as video / audio conferencing. Dedicated bespoke client focused floors were also created with traditional meeting and conference facilities and the impressive immersion room for 3D experiences really pushed the boundaries achieving the innovation excellence vision Lendlease were after.
Early within the design phase, it was determined that an IP solution would be the best way forward to achieve the vision Lendlease had in mind. The project relied heavily on AMX for control however the ability to leverage SVSI and additional HARMAN product ranges led to the video transport over IP via SVSI N1000 series being selected for the project. A proof of concept evaluation of SVSI and HDBT switching was undertaken with an N1000 series solution being proposed and accepted as the best solution to meet project objectives.
The SVSi solution was the great unknown at the time of tender response and even pre-build; however, the abilities of a network solution for video and audio made the system flexible and placed it at the forefront in collaboration technology solutions. SVSI as the technology of choice has helped provided a simple user experience.
The final network topology relied on a segmented core and access layer for all AV facilities. Multi-cast video was limited to individual floors to keep the required bandwidth for N1000 series encoders within reason and minimise the uplink size between floors.
The entire team involved are still raving about the ease of the SVSI system deployment.