European Regional Development Fund

Firm expands thanks to move into landmark building

Friday 10th February 2017

A Battle-based firm which specialises in the design and build of music studios is now able to embark on an exciting expansion programme.

Amadeus Performance Equipment & Acoustic Solutions Ltd has moved into ‘Vantage Point’, a unique 17-sided manufacturing centre in North Trade Road, Battle. Anne Holliday set up the company more than 20 years ago, which provides specialist equipment for musicians, designs and builds music studios and gives acoustic advice on sound management for performing arts venues and education establishments.

Clients include the BBC, the Royal Albert Hall, Oxford University, plus professional rehearsal/recording studios such as Terminal Studios, London. Amadeus recently installed the largest modular studio ever designed and built, together with their Italian manufacturer Boxy, for a major UK conservatoire (pictured) at Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.

Amadeus Performance Equipment & Acoustic Solutions Ltd has always been based in Battle, but had been looking to move to new premises for a number of years to give it space to grow. This new building fitted the bill, with the right mix of office space and storage facilities alongside to enable Amadeus to conduct some soft manufacturing, innovate and expand its product line. 

Anne Holliday commented: “The Amadeus team continues to innovate new products for this specialist industry and our move to ‘Vantage Point’ enables us to do this within the right environment just outside Battle and away from major noise. 

“Creativity and clear thinking is required for our employees to be able to work effectively, so the right environment, surroundings and atmosphere are also key to the future development of the business. We were keen to stay in Battle as it allows us to continue business to business relationships with other local companies.”

At ‘Vantage Point’ Amadeus joined Solar UK Ltd in this unique almost circular building, when it opened in 2015. Locate East Sussex helped Solar UK to secure a grant to help with the move from the government’s Regional Growth Fund, which led to the creation of six new jobs. This quirky building project was the brainchild of Solar UK Managing Director, Duncan Lee, who bought the building from Coventry City College on eBay. He dismantled and transported it to Battle, where the parts were recycled to create the new centre.

Philip Johnson, Director of Locate East Sussex, said: “It’s great news that Solar UK has been joined at ‘Vantage Point’ by another successful company, Amadeus Performance Equipment & Acoustic Solutions Ltd. Each organisation is highly experienced in their respective sectors and a genuine asset to the Rother economy.”

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Pictured above: Amadeus Performance Equipment & Acoustic Solutions Ltd’s latest project at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. (Photo courtesy of Helen Roscoe, RNCM)