Technology division have won the Crestron Project of the Year – Commercial award for the fitout of Westpac Barangaroo, which certainly gave Fredon’s Technology division an opportunity to demonstrate their expertise. The project was unusual for its scale (it covered 28 floors); a compressed timeframe and the high level of commitment from the client to achieving a truly modern workplace. Fredon was involved in developing the specifications as the project was delivered, and maintained a close relationship with Westpac.

Features include central monitoring and control of all AV, which makes site support, service and maintenance more efficient. A key part of this was the use of a class-leading Crestron 64×64 digital media switcher. Westpac was among the first few commercial installations of this equipment globally. It makes it possible to manage up to 64 simultaneous high quality video signals from any input in an organisation (blueray players, cameras, computers, etc.) and out to any screen and sound system.
One major benefit of all that technology is improved collaboration in the workplace.  Instead of being tied to a specific desk, the layout and design encourages the workers to use the AV technology to form ad hoc groups to suit the projects they are working on.  They can plug in multiple laptops and switch between them to share and discuss work on large screens.

Brenden Doyle from Crestron wrote: “not only did the project receive the award but it was also profiled in a presentation to the industry as part of our forum. The presentation was given by Westpac’s Michael Blitz who eloquently illustrated the challenges of delivering such a massive and complex project. He spoke glowingly of Fredon and their work. The project is an outstanding representation of commercial workplace design and how technology facilitates changing work practices.”

crestronaward4webCongratulations to the whole team, especially the key people listed below.
PM and Adminstration: Peter Attard, Saef Al Nazi
Engineering: Deryk Proudlock, Matty Meachem
Site Managers: Peter Hall, Ollie Crossman, Daniel Dickinson
Programming: Lucan Sinclair, Man Nguyen