BlueBell Wood

Charity Project
Bluebell Wood
Children's Hospice
Sheffield Cinema Room

After an initial survey at Bluebell Children’s Hospice , Colin Scott  and Peter Gleadhall came up with some proposals to get the best from the space available.

It was decided to construct a box section below the screen to house the front speakers , a pelmet to hide the screen and box section along the sides of the room to hide some heating pipes. This also provided a means of installing RGB tapelighting to create various mood lighting scenes in the room.

The suspended ceiling proved ideal for the installation of  two rear speakers , additional LED downlighters and colour changing fibre optic lighting.

A rack unit at the back of the room houses all the audio/video , network and control equipment.  The system is controlled via a Control4 Touchscreen . There is also a media plate located at the front of the room to allow for devices such as Wii where a sensor bar is required under the screen.


At a press of a button on the Control 4 Touchscreen the electric screen lowers from behind the pelmet , Leds and Fibre Optics and Downlighters go to a pre-programmed scene, select a movie from the Kaleidoscape server and its time to grab the popcorn.

On a personal note I feel this has been a thoroughly worthwhile and enjoyable project to be involved with, and would like to thank Ian and everybody else who helped make this project happen.

Special thanks to Andrew, Craig ,rest of the staff  and all the volunteers from Sheffield Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

People and Companies who helped ET HomeCinema with Bluebell Hospice

Colin Scott and Chris Sheldon from ET HomeCinema

Peter Gleadhall from Adwick House Interiors – all electrical work , design of lighting and  overseeing project with myself.

Nathan Hoyland and Ian Aylesbury  from Hoyland Joinery– all joinery work

Chris Adams from Travis Perkins Mexborough – supply of all wood materials

Jason Norris from Dearne & District Digital – aerial work and assisted with fibre optic install

Peter and Craig from City Electrical Factors Mexborough – supply of LED downlights, RGB colour changing LED tape lighting, relays for control of lighting.

Peter Fagan and John Dunn from – supply of Fibre Optics for ceiling

Jason Girardier from Control4 – supply of Control 4 HC800 processor,SR250 Remote Control and 7” Portable Touchscreen

Chris Pinder from HD connectivity – HD video,.audio and speaker cabling

Abilty AV – Sapphire Tab Tension Electric Screen

JVC – X30 Projector

Yamaha – RX-V773 Amplifier

Velodyne –  velodyne subwoofer

RGB Communications – supply of Rack Unit

Humax – Freeview PVR

Kaliedoscape – M500 Player and 8TB Server

Awe- Nad DVD player

Customer Comments

“We are absolutely thrilled and delighted with our fabulous new cinema room and can’t thank everyone enough who made this possible. It will provide hours of entertainment for our children and families using the hospice, and it provides a great auditory and visual sensory experience for our children with the mood lighting and surround sound in the room.”

– Heidi Megaughin


Audio Video:
JVC DLA-X30 Projector
Sapphire 2.4m Tab-Tension
Monitor Audio 3 x in wall and 2 x ceiling speakers
Velodyne subwoofer
Middle Atlantic 16u Rack Unit with shelving
Yamaha RX-V773 Amplifier
Humax Freeview PVR
Kaleidescape M500 Player and 8TB Server
Nad DVD Player
Draytek Router
HD cabling , video, audio ,interconnects
RGB led strip lighting and Led Downlighters
Starscape Fibre Optics
Control4 Din Rail Lighting
Control4 HC800 processor
Control4 SR250 Remote Control
Control 4 7” Portable Screen
4 Button Lightswitch linked to control 4 sensor inputs and relay outputs