The challenge:
Working with W Grants and the Hendricks brand team the challenge was to provide an ambience within the gin palace that complements and enhances their playground for invention. Using a near invisible audio and entertainment system that would fill the dedicated spaces without compromising on the design element, the system had to be robust enough to handle different functions throughout the building. The system is spread over the building including the bar area, Theatre, Lab and specially designed restrooms as well as the connecting hallways.

Hendricks have kept the quirky design throughout the Gin Palace with the speakers providing ambient sound and sleek design. This building wide solution provides the ability to have presentations in the Theatre, ambient sound in the bar area and background music in the Lab as well as distributed 4k video, wireless control of the system as well as BYOD facilities allowing guests to present without the complications associated with certain technology’s.

Project requirements:

  • Varying level of sound in zones
  • 4k video distribution throughout
  • Futureproof wired and wireless technology infrastructure
  • Atheistically pleasing
  • Good quality
  • Streamlined
  • Hardware and network security with remote monitoring
  • Quirky and unusual application of technology, make it eye catching but invisible?

Professional audio integration is more than merely filling a room with music. It’s a tangible design element and a critical part of the space’s environment that is meant to create a mood, elevate the senses and not distract from the designer’s vision and aesthetic goals. For over 10 years, the technicians at lairds have continually explored and refined the fine art of musical fidelity within a designed space, we managed to excel in this space with a combination of Sonance and their series of award-winning in-wall and in-ceiling speakers and Custom built, color coded speakers from Gallo Acoustics.

Lairds of Troon has worked with Sonance over a number of years from home projects to high end commercial builds. Sonance without doubt provides a robust and reliable range of products that can accommodate any budget whilst still producing a quality product that will last for many years.

Sonance amps are the backbone of the Hendricks Gin palace audio system.

With the Gallo Speakers, the uncompromising quality of this product and knowing that the product can be trusted within this environment combined with the color customizing options made this the best speaker to use in the glasshouse of the Gin Palace. And they too look and sound amazing!

In addition to the audio system the Gin palace also has 4k Video distribution from Wyrestorm, Mirrored Glass two way custom built video displays.

Custom mobile video platform maintaining the ‘retro chic’ as well as an HD Cinema/Auditorium.


  • Bar Area – 8 Sonance VP66R
  • Lesleys Lab – 4 Sonance VP66R
  • Lecture Theatre – 6 Sonance VP66R
  • Corridors – 16 Sonance VP66R
  • Brand WCs – Sonance VP66R
  • 2 x Sonance 12.50 Amp
  • Glasshouse – 4 x Gallo Acoustic A’Diva Color Coded Speakers
  • Yamaha Musiccast Amps.
  • Ruckus Wifi
  • Ruckus Networking
  • Remote support platform
  • Wyrestorm 4K video distribution
  • 4k Projection and cinema screen


Give Lairds a call today and we can discuss your requirements.

We make sure you have the system that is right for you, your aspirations, and the way you live your life.