4Wall has won the tender to provide LED to the new XR (Extended Reality) studio at research and innovation centre XPLOR at Production Park in South Kirkby, West Yorkshire.
Scheduled to open in autumn 2021, 4Wall has provided all of the LED, processing and support systems for the brand-new XR studio which features a 40.5 SQM LED wall alongside 18 SQM of LED floor.
The large-scale XR stage will be part of XPLOR’s Centre for Virtual Production and made up of 162 panels of ROE Visual Ruby 2.3mm LED for the back wall and 72 panels of high-resolution ROE BM4 Black Marble 4.7mm LED for the floor, enabling the centre to deliver high-quality extended reality production, events and training to businesses and students across the region.
4Wall has been working in the field of virtual events for a number of years, specialising in recent years in the XR workflow, delivering high-profile virtual events for corporate clients at its XR studio SmartStudioXR at Royal Lancaster London in Central London, as well as from its US-based XR studio Suite 47 at Rock Lititz, PA.
4Wall Director of Global Client Strategy, Darren Poultney said: “It’s fantastic to be involved in such an inspiring new project that will enable businesses in the region, as well as students, to achieve innovation with virtual. We are happy to be able to support XPLOR not only with the latest XR equipment, but also with the skills and technical know-how our team can offer having delivered multiple XR events across the corporate and events sector. We look forward to seeing the studio come to life and supporting the XPLOR team in this exciting new studio space.”
XPLOR is the world’s first research and innovation centre for entertainment technology and production. Located on campus at Production Park, the £7m+ building will feature state-of-the-art facilities and equipment used to deliver a support programme for SMEs across the Leeds City Region and beyond covering specialisms such as music, TV, film, sports, corporate events, theatre and arts.
4Wall Development Director, Jim Farmery said: “We’re really proud to have 4Wall’s support, in the form of LED product and their expertise, for our incoming XR Studio as part of XPLOR’s Centre for Virtual Production. This facility is going to be one of the few open-access XR facilities in the UK, helping to bridge the development gap and enable SMEs across our region and beyond take advantage of XR technologies like never before.”