When the BBC were seeking to purchase a new Outside Broadcast facility for their radio operations, they turned to WH Bence who designed and built a state of the art facility to meet their stringent requirement.
Based on a 13.6m trailer the OBU provides accommodation which includes a studio and control room at the rear of the unit, with space for all the integrated broadcast equipment at the front. The unit has a very sophisticated AC and DC electrical system and incorporates a hydraulic slide-out platform on the side of the unit to enable access to the various areas.
The unit, which is the flagship radio outside broadcast unit for the BBC, has a very high standard of sound attenuation and the acoustic capabilities of the unit set a new benchmark for the BBC for all future units.
Bence worked extensively on this project with the BBC and the systems integrators to deliver the most sophisticated radio outside broadcast unit within their fleet.