MEDIA CITY : HOME OF THE BBC & BOLDMAN’S OUTDOOR SCREEN
Boldman was tasked with designing and manufacturing a supporting structure for two back-to-back LED screens that were to be installed at MediaCity, home of the BBC & ITV. The outdoor structure needed to be capable of withstanding all weather conditions, especially high winds given its location.
Given that the aluminium frame was to be mounted 5m off the ground between two pre-existing steel pillars clad in a coloured plastic material. The Boldman aluminium profile system was chosen because of its accurate, lightweight and robust characteristics. The frame was designed with a walkway in between, and a trap door underneath to allow for maintenance to take place as and when required.
The flat and accurate supporting structure allowed the large-scale audio-visual screen to be mounted, providing a flat as possible mounting surface for the LED screens.
MediaCity is the biggest hub of the BBC and it was vital that its flagship screens were attached to the accurate aluminium profile structure to help produce a display of the highest quality. The Boldman team delivered and installed the frame on site by mounting their structure onto the existing specially designed coloured pillars.
The weight of the aluminium profile frame is 5 tonnes, allowing for 45 Scanlite LED screens to be mounted on each side to form the large 4m by 7.2m screens. The screen is used by the BBC with BBCNEWS 24 running on the outdoor screen. The screen is also used for events and was chosen as one of the official Team GB fanzones to showcase the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio.