Vaughan Sound provided integrated sound and digitally controlled lighting systems for Castle Leisure’s Barnes Hill bingo venue, as part of a £1 million renovation.


Client Overview

Celebrating its centenary year, Castle Leisure has become one of the biggest bingo operators in the UK, with 11 highly-popular clubs across the UK.

Aiming to offer its members the ultimate bingo experience, the company – which prides itself on delivering first-class service and value for money – is gradually expanding nationwide and significantly upgrading its portfolio of venues.

Project Brief

Having already installed, serviced and maintained audio-visual and digitally-controlled lighting systems within Castle Leisure’s existing clubs, Vaughan Sound Installations was invited to provide their expertise at the company’s Barnes Hill site.

To ensure the Birmingham-based venue, which undertook a £1 million renovation, received appropriate designs and technology that were both energy-efficient and cost-saving, Vaughan Sound worked closely with HLN Architects and main contractor Principle Contracts.

Technical Solutions

Always customer conscious, Castle Bingo uses the latest audio-visual equipment and digitally-controlled lighting throughout its clubs.

Accordingly, LCD display screens, designed to feature gaming information, were fitted throughout the hall, enabling members to view the callers’ numbers and most recent winners, as well as hear them through the newly-added audio and public address systems.

Current Thinking induction loops were also established in the venue, to aid the hearing impaired during the busy bingo sessions.

To further enhance the Barnes Hill branch; digital mood lighting, adjustable via Anytronics’ Anylight dimming and control system, was selected and included in the entrance lobby and public areas, providing flexibility and an atmospheric environment.

With the capability of housing up to 1000 players, Vaughan Sound additionally installed the fire alarms and CCTV required, ensuring public safety in the building, as well as offering efficient 24-hour support and maintenance for all products.


Once more, Vaughan Sound was able to provide Castle Leisure with state-of-the-art audio-visual and digital lighting facilities, ultimately improving the bingo experience for visitors of all ages.


“We acknowledge the assistance offered by Vaughan Sound throughout this project. As always their professionalism, design input and cost management have proved invaluable.”

– Richard Thomas, Associate (HLN Architects)

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Project info

ClientCastle Leisure
LocationBirmingham, UK
EquipmentCommercial Displays, Control Systems, CCTV, Fire Alarm, Induction Loop, LED Lighting, Microphones, Public Address, Radio Microphones, Sound Systems, Videowalls

Key Products

Castle Bingo Barnes Hill Refurb - Vaughan Sound
Castle Bingo Barnes Hill Effects Lighting