AV contract for £46m Arts & Innovation Centre awarded to Pure AV

Pontio, Bangor University’s £46m Arts and Innovation Centre, will open in September 2014. Backed by European and Welsh Government funding, the centre will provide a significant boost to the local economy, and to north Wales as a whole.

The £330,000 audio visual project awarded to Pure AV includes a digital cinema, lecture halls and teaching spaces. Pure AV will provide a fully integrated solution, including design, supply, installation and ongoing support of the equipment.

Peter Sutton, managing director at Pure AV said: “We are delighted to be involved with Pontio, we always design our solutions to help students and academics gain maximum benefit from the technology, it’s great to see these benefits also opened up to the local community.”

Pontio will be home to flexible, mid-scale theatre (Theatr Bryn Terfel), studio theatre, dedicated cinema, external performance space, design and innovation centre, White Box, Students Union, spacious lecture theatres, social learning spaces, restaurant, bar, café and more which make up the Centre’s five multi-purpose floors.

Bangor University’s vice-chancellor Professor John G. Hughes said: “With five months to go until opening, activity on site and in the community is gearing up for the opening of our first production, a stage adaptation of T. Rowland Hughes’ novel Chwalfa, by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru.

“Pontio will be a focal point for the local community and University alike – a place to meet, eat, learn, be entertained and discover. It will be a unique place where the arts and sciences come together. Pontio is set to transform the city centre and will be a real boost for local jobs and the local economy.” Installation is scheduled to commence in June with completion due end of August 2014.