CDP Consulting is a multidiscipline international consultancy providing expert advice in the fields of Audio Visual services, Theatre Consultation and Specialist Lighting. With over 40 years experience in the industry our team of professional consulting engineers, designers and technicians are able to satisfy your requirements providing a wealth of intellectual knowledge and workable solutions to complete your project.

About Us & Company History

CDP Consulting was founded in 1994 by Gordon Richmond. With its office established in Newtown moments from the CBD of Sydney, Australia. CDP's consists of a team of highly specialised consultants, engineers and designers providing expert services to architects and planners, government bodies, education organisations, corporate entities, consultants and theatres.

CDP has grown significantly over the past few years to become an industry leader souring on the praises of its highly satisfied customers.

Our history and knowledge base stars with out founder Gordon Richmond who started working in live theatre in 1957 and continued to spend much of his working life in and around the industry gaining experience in virtually all facets of Theatre. These include Audio visual, Stage Lighting Control Systems, Dimmers and Stage Machinery. We value "Hands On" experience backed by professional understanding.

During 1976 to 1982 Gordon worked for Strand, Rank Electronics, and himself and covered an extensive range of projects in design, manufacture, installation and commissioning. Projects of relevance include:

  • 1976 to 1982 - involved with installation commissioning and maintenance of dimmers and control systems for most of the TV stations around Australia (Strand had about 98% of the market).
  • Installed 200 Self Climbing lighting hoists in Studios 7 & 8 at Channel 7 Melbourne.
  • Installed self climbing hoists and monopole winches - Studio 2 at Channel 9 Sydney.
  • Redesigned and rebuilt scenery batten winches, Studio 31, Channel 2, Melbourne.
  • Lighting batten layout, two studios at Port Melbourne, Channel 7 Melbourne.

Gordon Richmond went onto work at Vision Design Studio as a Senior Designer during 1994 to 2000. During that time he was the Principal AV Consultant on the following major Projects:

  • AV and lighting - Hotel Ballroom - Singapore.
  • TV Studio lighting systems, lighting battens, and scenery winches (4 studios) - Thai TV 5
  • A/V and stage lifts - Historic Regent Theatre - Melbourne.
  • A/V and stage machinery design - Plaza Ballroom - Melbourne.
  • A/V Stage lighting, Stage Machinery, Theatre Consultant, Lyric Theatre - Star City Casino
  • A/V and lighting control systems for Ballroom and Meeting Rooms - Star City Casino - Sydney.
  • A/V, Stage lighting, stage machinery, Theatre Consultant - Showroom - Star City Casino - Sydney.
  • Lighting control systems for all gaming areas - Star City Casino - Sydney
  • A/V systems - 2 ballrooms, and meeting rooms - Westin Hotel - GPO Sydney.
  • A/V design - Shinawatra Auditorium and conference centre - Bangkok.
  • A/V systems, Stage Lighting, Stage Machinery, Theatre Consultant, Auditorium and conference centre, St Josephs Convent, North Sydney.
  • Remedial works to A/V, and Video Conferencing system - Boardroom, Westpac Head Office - Sydney.
  • AV Consultant, Meeting Rooms and Restaurant, Park Hyatt Hotel, Sydney
  • Remedial Works to A/V, Conference centre, Westpac Head Office - Sydney.
  • Complex A/V systems - Boardroom, Qantas Offices, Sydney.
  • Complex A/V systems for the new Australian Headquarters for Microsoft (a joint venture with PKA Audio)
  • Lighting control systems, and design - Sky City Casino - Auckland
  • A/V design for Woollahra City Council's, Redleaf Council Chambers.

In December 2000, he downscaled his time with Vision and formed CDP Consulting. CDP Consulting which major projects include:

  • A/V design and construction, ANZ Premier Investment Suite, Martin Place, Sydney.
  • Design and construction, video post production suite, Cooladdie Digital Post, Sydney
  • Microsoft - Australian Headquarters - Stage 2 Works
  • AV Consultant, The Epping Club - Sydney (With VDS)
  • Remedial works, AV & Video Conferencing Systems, Sydney University -Pharmacy Lecture Theatre (with VDS)
  • AV Design, Conference Centre - Sydney University - The Darlington Centre (with VDS).
  • AV Design, Carslaw Lecture Theatres 157 & 159 - Sydney University (with VDS).
  • Lighting designer & Project manager - Opening Ceremony, The Macau Tower, Macau (with TCP)
  • Remedial Works - The Great Hall, Maclaurin Hall, Professional Board Room, Sydney University.
  • Audio Visual Consultant - New gaming lounge - STDM - Macau
  • Theatre Consultant - New Showroom - Hotel Lisboa Macau
  • Lighting Designer (outdoor lighting) - AIMST University - Kedah, Malaysia
  • Theatre Consultant - new Showroom, Pousada Marina Infante Hotel - Macau