The vision for this project was to produce the most sought-after short-term rental apartments in London. For this reason, The Next Level
knew that the end result needed to be user-friendly, utterly reliable, and meet the requirements of the most demanding high-profile clients. This project won The Next Level the 2018 CEDIA Award for Best Multiple Dwelling Unit Design.
From the initial concept stage, The Next Level reviewed each aspect of the technology proposed to ascertain whether it could be integrated and then designed it accordingly. The AV system is comprehensive. Each apartment features TVs in principal rooms, with content being fed from either a Crestron 8x8 or 16x16 DigitalMedia matrix. Audio is distributed via Crestron’s Sonnex system to all main areas, including bedrooms and en suite bathrooms. Each apartment features a media room, which incorporates a Sony 4K projector, a Future Automation dropdown lift, motorized screen, and Bowers & Wilkins speakers.
The HVAC Trend-based system is integrated into the Crestron touch panels and iPads for a simple set point control in each zone, with further control of fan speeds and time clocks if desired. The Next Level worked closely with the lighting designer to ensure the scheme was coordinated with the lighting control system. Lighting pre-sets create dynamic scenes in each room, highlighting the exquisite interiors. With security being an essential element in these types of properties, the integrator designed a system that ensures all entry points to the building are monitored by CCTV, as well as having fob entry access to the main entrances, elevator, and apartment entrance. Lutron QS motorized blinds are programmed into the Crestron keypads, touch panels, and iPads for complete control. You can learn more about this project from this CEDIA Podcast: Episode 110: A Pair of Project Profiles
. The Next Level
Unit 2 Chiltern Court, Chesham,
Buckinghamshire, HP5 2PX, UK
+44 (0)844 809 4996
CEDIA Member Since 2013
Bowers & Wilkins