Marks & Spencer Distribution Centre: PA / BGM Sound System

Marks & Spencer's new Online Distribution Centre features site-wide Public Address and Background Music System designed and supplied with audio rackbuild by CIE's System Design team.

Location:   Castle Donington, UK
Client:         Marks & Spencer plc
Installer:    Leicester Lighting & Sound

M&S features Inter-M powered PA and background musicThe Client:

Founded in 1884, M&S has grown from a single market stall to an international, multi-channel retailer. Selling high quality, great value products to 32 million customers through their 914 UK stores and hi-tech e-commerce platform, Marks & Spencer continues to be one of the UK's leading clothing and food retailers.

System Requirements:

Key to Marks & Spencer's (M&S) plans to become a leading international, multi-channel retailer is their newly opened 900,000 sq ft distribution centre in Castle Donington, part of M&S’s £1bn programme to update the retailer’s I.T. and distribution systems.

To provide site-wide communication with all staff required  huigh performance, flexible public address system.

The Solution:

One of the largest distribution centres in the UK, the brand new Castle Donington centre features a site-wide Public Address System and Background Music powered by InterM amplification and using a range of IC Audio and FBT Projector Loudspeakers.

Installed by local PA integrator Leicester Sound & Lighting and specified through consultation with the CIE Audio System Design team, this large scale Public Address and BGM system also features a large number of  bi-directional speakers from IC Audio and FBT throughout the office areas, also supplied from CIE's extensive professional audio product range.

Inter-M amplifier rack build public address and background music at M&SAudio is powered by a series of rack-mounted Inter-M DPA- quad channel amplifiers providing zoned audio control of messaging and background music throughout the 900,00 sq ft distribution site.


 - InterM DPA 4x300W Power Amplifiers
 - InterM PA6348 480W 100v Power Amplifier
 - InterM PA2312 2 120W 100v Power Amplifier
 - 150 x IC Audio IP65-rated Music Projectors
 - 50 x FBT MHS50T Two-way Music Horn Speakers
 - 60 x FBT CESL10T Watertight Bi-Directional Sound Projectors

PA and Background Music Rack Build from CIE AV SolutionsLet the CIE expert team help with your next audio system

CIE AV Solutions is the exclusive UK supply partner for the InterM professional audio product range. Our expert team of system designers and engineers would be happy to assist with any public address or AV system design and specification; please call the team on T. 0115 9770075 or email to [email protected].

Products used in this project

Inter-M - DPA300D 2x 300W 100v Power Amplifier
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Inter-M - PA6348 480W 100v Power Amplifier
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Inter-M - PA2312 2x 120W 100v Power Amplifier
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IC Audio - Music Projector Loudspeakers
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