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Lake View Garden Bar

Garden Bar

Epixx Systems were approached in late 2021 to begin the system design for Garden bar in Bowness on Windermere. Once a temporary solution, this bars popularity increased during 2020 with people flocking to the lakes instead of abroad. Hargreaves Group decided to invest into this business opportunity and planned to double the current floorspace. Making it one of the largest venues in the south lakes. Therefore, the bar would need a full network design to take all the POS equipment, CCTV, alarm systems and audio systems. The audio system would need the flexibility to grow as the venue does.

Finally, the WiFi system would need be robust enough to handle not only all the venues systems, but all the guests too. Coverage would be required throughout the building and terraces.

Our solution

We designed the network to be as robust as possible. In a hospitality venue like Garden bar, a 10 minute internet outage can cost thousands of pounds in lost sales. We added a built in redundancy to the network via a 4G antenna. This set up would kick in a take over all POS and critical systems in the event of an outage.

For the WiFi we used Ruckus access points, which include the latest WiFi standard. Giving ourselves and the venue the peace of mind that everyone and everything attached to the network can enjoy a stable and secure WiFi connection. For the audio network, we chose to use a central Yamaha DSP signal processor with built in Dante. 


A network protocol which allows audio to be transported across the network. This allows us to future proof venues with just a single cat6 cable to an outlet on the wall. Additionally, the audio sources can just plug into these points and play audio across the network to the house system.

Finally, for the speakers we opted to use Sonance amplification and pro speaker line. These will ensure a perfect level of audio throughout Garden bar, across the terraces and indoor spaces.

Stephen Hargreaves

Having worked with Epixx now for a number of projects I can whole heartedly confirm their passion for the industry in which they work. Their attention to detail is second to none, as is their design, service, after sales service and complete work ethic. I highly recommend them and will continue to work closely with them for my future projects.