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Towneley Hall located in Towneley Park, Burnley's largest and most popular park, was the home of the Towneley family for over 500 years. In 1901 both the hall and the park were sold to Burnley Corporation and a year later the house was opened as a Museum. A variety of displays are now housed there, based around Natural History, Egyptology, Local History, Textiles, Decorative Art and Regional Furniture.

The Brief

Burnley Borough Council approached Universal AV in January 2013 as they were looking to update the audio visual equipment being used in a Lecture Theatre in Towneley Hall. Universal proposed to replace the existing rear projection system with a new front mounted projector and a new fixed framed screen. The aim was to improve the image size and quality as well as simplifying the operation of the system. It was agreed that the new Panasonic PT-RW330EA Solid-State projector would suit their needs for a long-term solution to their requirements. It was also recommended to replace the current speakers with a pair of active speakers, in order to simplify the operation of the system.

Planning and Installation

TH Projector and Sign Stacked 300pxlAs well as the Panasonic projector and powered speakers, the installation was to include a single gang wall-plate with VGA, HDMI, Composite Video and Audio connections located in the rear projection room and an additional wall plate with VGA, HDMI and Audio connections located in the main room. A Kramer VP-728 multi-input matrix switcher / scaler would be used to allow routing of the various signals.

In March the Council gave the go ahead to the project and the installation of the system with a project value just short of £4000 was completed over the course of a day towards the end of the month.


"I can confirm that we were highly satisfied with the pre installation planning meetings, and the installation by your team on the day, The system has made a huge difference to the facilities we can now offer to our clients and regular users.

After struggling for 10 years with our old system, I can confirm that the new system works like a dream, is easy to use and understand.

Thank you once again for your after sales service"

Ken Darwen, Towneley Hall Manager

Tech Spec

  • 1 x Panasonic PT-RW330EA LED Solid State Projector
  • 1 x Screenlabs Movie 2.40-metre wide Fixed Framed 16:10 ratio Screen
  • 1 x Kramer VP-728 presentation switcher
  • 2 x A-Part SDQ-5PW Active Speakers