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We have shared a working relationship with Anglia Ruskin University since 2010.

One of the largest universities in the UK with over 31,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, across campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Harlow and Peterborough. Besides formal degree education, ARU also provide a range of professional qualifications as well as part-time/continuing education.

Science Centre Anglia Ruskin University | Lecture Theatre AV System


Our first engagement started with the £10 million Postgraduate Medical Institute (PMI) on the Rivermead campus in Chelmsford.

The project included the design, supply, installation and managed services of highly complex AV systems throughout the building, which posed several technological and building space challenges.

The successful delivery on this project laid the foundation for a strong working relationship with the university. Since our first engagement we have continued to work on projects across the four campuses; projects of strategic importance in teaching space

management, which demanded innovation in planning, systems design and engineering.


University Centre Building: £9.3 million development with 96 seat lecture theatre, i-Lab (an IT facility to encourage and inspire creative thought), rich media lecture recording systems, and conferencing facilities.

Eye Clinic: Anglia Ruskin University is one of the few universities in the UK to have established its own Eye Clinic, and we completed the teaching room and signage fit-out in 2012.

2017 – ARU Science Centre, Cambridge

2018 – School of Medicine


We have also worked with Anglia Ruskin University on a series of refurbishment programmes, including:

2011 – Ruskin Digital Gallery, Cambridge

2011 – Guild House, Peterborough

2012 – Fulbourn Hospital Campus, Fulbourn

2012 – University Campus Peterborough

2012 – Centrally Bookable Rooms AV Contract (Phase 1)

2013 – David Building, Cambridge

2013 – Lord Ashcroft Building, Cambridge

2013 – Ragged School, Cambridge

2013 – Centrally Bookable Rooms AV Contract (Phase 2)

2014 – Centrally Bookable Rooms AV Contract (Phase 3)

2015 – Helmore Building Refresh

2015 – SuperLab

2016 – Compass House and Michael Ashcroft Building Refresh

2017 – Lord Ashcroft Building (Cambridge) Refresh

2018 – School of Medicine Summer Refresh

2018 – Lecture Theatre Christmas Upgrades

Ruskin Digital Gallery: First of its kind in UK

The gallery displays artwork both digitally as well as on gallery walls. To establish the gallery’s desired status, AV technology drawing on some of the industry’s latest innovations were installed. These include the world’s first 103″ 3D Full HD plasma screen imported from Japan specifically for the project. However, the challenge was achieving a seamless blend of AV technology (which was at the heart of the installation), with the period character of the building. Read Case Study.


One Lab. Four Separate Lectures. SimultaneouslyARU aimed at improving the student experience and reduce overcrowding in laboratories. Three laboratory spaces which required refurbishment were remodelled into large space and the AV system was designed and built to allow four separate lectures to be delivered, simultaneously for up to eighty students. Superlab allowed introduction of newer courses without investing in new building infrastructure and lower maintenance/operating costs compared to three separate refurbished labs. Read Case Study.

Science Centre, Cambridge

The Science Centre is a new £45 million facility at the Cambridge campus, which includes a 300 seat lecture theatre, a scaled-up version of the Superlab to accommodate upto 200 students, and other teaching and meeting spaces. Read Case Study


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