King of the Castle

Bingo is at the very heart of the team at Leisure Electronics: they have been manufacturing and supplying bingo equipment since the 1990s. So, it was not surprising when they won another contract with long-term client, Castle Bingo, to supply all the bingo equipment and seating for the refurbishment of their club in Nantgarw, thirty minutes north of Cardiff.

Throughout the lockdown period, Leisure Electronics were involved at every stage of the project. Working together with Castle Bingo’s contractors, engineers, operations and club teams, the project scope included:

  • Installation of 700 MCB barrier positions
  • Brand-new tables and seating
  • Outdoor bingo area
  • Electronic infrastructure

Due mainly to restrictions relating to COVID-19, the refurbishment of the Nantgarw club spanned a 12-months period, with Leisure Electronics completing their work over five weeks. This covered the initial site surveys, site meetings, pre-wire installs and the main installation itself.

Following re-opening the Leisure Electronics team have remained on-hand to support the club team every step of the way and will conduct follow-up visits in the coming months to ensure everything is performing at an optimum level.

Refurbishments like that of the Castle Nantgarw club are something that the Leisure Electronics team excel at, having built up over thirty years’ experience in the bingo sector. Always right up to date, not only with the latest cutting-edge electronic systems, but they also come equipped with a wealth of in depth knowledge of a wide range of legacy systems too.

Castle Bingo also decided that loyal customers at their nearby Merthyr Tydfil club shouldn’t miss out either and decided to also give the club a mini-refurbishment.

Leisure Electronics were thrilled to be contracted once again to provide the necessary support and infrastructure to Castle Bingo’s project team. Being a refurbishment, the primary task was to uplift the existing seats and equipment from the floor, allowing the main contractor to lay the fresh, new carpeting. The Leisure Electronics team then re-installed all the barriers along with new seating, then rigorously tested everything and re-commissioned.

Chris Shipley from Leisure Electronics said, “As always, it was our great pleasure to work with the progressive and forward-thinking Castle Bingo team, re-investing in their retail bingo offering and all the associated trades again. The results are outstanding, and the club members and staff will have a fantastic venue to return to”.

The results at Merthyr are outstanding, and the returning club team and customers were delighted with their equally impressive, new-look bingo club.

Jodie Davis, Electronic Platform Manager at Castle Bingo said, “Leisure Electronics are always professional and efficient, with great communication, and they integrated well with the delivery team on the various projects”.