The iconic landmark building, which was constructed in 1981, is designed in the form of a step pyramid and is located at the foot of The Moor, a pedestrianised shopping street close to the Sheffield inner ring road.
TIS provided an innovative PA system comprising of 800 speakers, along with a total of 69 automatic door operators for the Moorfoot building and a large office space, which is now occupied by City Council staff. With hundreds of Sheffield City Council staff employed at the building, coupled with public access, safety and security is of paramount importance.
The new system allows public address announcements to be made either throughout the building and adjoining car park, with the added benefit of zonal broadcasts to individual areas and departments.
The building has recently been subject to a multi-million pound refurbishment and now provides upgraded workspace for hundreds of Sheffield City Council employees. Based around three wings; the East Wing, the West Wing and the North Wing, the building was designed to allow pedestrian access ‘through’ the building.
Daniel Cook, Sales and Design Consultant at TIS, said: “We are delighted to have worked with Sheffield City Council again especially on such a high profile project. The project to install 800 speakers over 57 zones and 69 sets of doors is one of the largest systems of this nature that TIS have ever undertaken and demonstrates our breadth of experience across all aspects of the industry.”
James Payton-Greene, Project Manager from Sheffield City Council said: “We have worked with TIS for a few years and the expertise they provide, with understanding the issues and the knowledge they have of the site was invaluable. The site-wide quality of the PA system announcements are now vastly improved due to the speaker and amplifier technology utilized. In addition to this the 57 separate zones allow for departmental announcements if required”. James added “Although the recently replaced access control has been a huge success the addition of the door automation has greatly improved the use of the building for users with mobility issues”.