Cardiff University

We have been working with Cardiff University for a number of years redeveloping teaching spaces across their whole campus estate.

Our initial appointment included creating a detailed set of design guidelines for other specialists to adhere to, ensuring that AV systems would operate optimally. This document has since been the exemplar template for all redevelopment projects.


For each phase of the refurbishments, detailed audio and acoustic designs have been developed.  Harmonia has been responsible for reviewing AV installers’ work from appointment through to completion and handover, as well as ensuring that the build delivered the required acoustic standards.

Each phase has been under significant cost scrutiny, but we have been able to align system requirements and budgets before contractor appointment. This approach has been very successful in controlling costs while maintaining high quality.

A development that sees Cardiff adopting the latest AV technologies is the E-leaf computer assessment suite. This uses a large AV over IP distribution under Crestron control to route images to student workstations spread through the three combinable areas. Harmonia are working with systems integrator Reflex to deliver this ambitious project.

See Reflex’s website

And the University’s newly-built Journalism, Media and Communications department features superb audio-visual facilities throughout. From the large auditorium to numerous lecture theatres, seminar rooms and learning newsrooms, each spaces meets Cardiff’s high standards for speech intelligibility, flexible video systems and centrally monitored control. By close integration with the BBC within the same building, students will have an excellent environment to master broadcast as well as print and web media skills. Harmonia are working with systems integrator GV Multimedia on this impressive new building.

See GV Multimedia’s website

Our long partnership with Cardiff University has also included other new-build projects such as the Centre for Student Life – a stunning new student hub for the whole campus.

Harmonia met the challenge of packing numerous theatre and cinema spaces into a single building, whilst ensuring that the adjacent railway did not affect audience enjoyment. As a result of our painstaking design, visitors are unanimous in their appreciation of the fantastic sound quality.