Presteigne Charter Orders Large Module-R Studio Furniture

Custom Consoles Module-R desks, with matching Media Wall monitor-scapes

Presteigne Charter, one of the world’s leading broadcast dry hire and systems rental specialists, has chosen Custom Consoles Module-R studio furniture for a transportable international broadcast centre to be used for the televising of large-scale sports events in London during July and August. The contract, including a total of 150 19 inch wide desk bays, is the third of its kind to be placed by the company with Custom Consoles.

"The Module-R range was developed to give broadcast system integrators and their customers the freedom to design and configure studio furniture for a very wide range of applications," comments Custom Consoles' Commercial Director Graham Buchanan. "Presteigne Charter has ordered a number of such systems from us over the years for use at various broadcast-related events. It was one of the first dry hire facilities to recognise the full versatility and strength of Module-R and the furniture’s compactness when dismantled and packed for shipping. Like all Custom Consoles furniture, it is designed to allow efficient installation of broadcast hardware together with signal and power cables. Equally important, it is designed to allow comfortable long-term operation and to provide high structural integrity.”

“This latest order was for a combination of pre-built desks in flyaway two-bay-wide and three-bay-wide configurations, complete with legs, plus a total of 62 equipment storage pods,” adds Sales Manager Gary Fuller. “Each desk can be used in isolation, as a video editing station for example, or combined to form a wide structure accommodating the equipment and workspace for an entire live-programme production team. The flyaway versions have the same dimensions as standard Module-R furniture but with easily removable worktops for efficient transportation.”


Module-R desks, storage bays and the matching Media Wall monitor display mounts are used by broadcasters, playout facilities and independent production centres in many countries as well as by clients in other industries. A mix-and-matchable control room furniture range, Module-R allows aesthetically pleasing and long-life control-room desks to be produced from a selection of high-quality pods, base sections, 19 inch rack housings, worktops, end-panel modules and legs. Co-ordinated desk pods are available as single-bay sections with up 10 rack-unit chassis capacity. Module-R cabinets are constructed from high-quality veneered MDF. Other features include cable access to front worktops, optional 19 inch rear-desk equipment pods, ventilated front-access panels and hardwood worktop edging.

Presteigne Charter Ltd is one of the world’s most innovative and respected broadcast dry hire and systems rental specialists. It is based in Crawley, West Sussex, with a branch network covering Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, Asia and Australia. The company is wholly owned by Avesco Group Plc ( Avesco’s core activity is the provision of specialist services to the entertainment, event and corporate communications markets. The Avesco Group has companies across the globe including the UK, USA, mainland Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.


Founded in 1996, Custom Consoles Ltd is a UK-based independent manufacturer of project-specific and modular broadcast, process-control and security furniture. The product range includes motorised, manually-adjustable and fixed-height units plus fan-cooled sound-insulated equipment housings. Custom Consoles operates from a 1,200 square metre production facility equipped with 3D computer-aided-design and computer-controlled cutting machinery. This provides the dual benefits of precise quality control and prompt delivery times, typically 21 days from receipt of order. The company's client base includes broadcasters, production and post-production studios, governmental and corporate organisations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia.