We specialise in access and lift solutions for historic buildings and listed buildings, especially the more remote properties, with our range of bespoke exterior lifts with or without their self-supporting structure, blending in with the building’s aesthetic. If space is at a premium and aesthetics are very important we can “hide” a lift behind an original door or its replica so it blends in without any obvious change to the building.
Platform & Step Lifts
We offer a wide range of platform and step lifts for all uses and functions within buildings of historic importance as well as Listed buildings. Whether it's simply 3 or 4 small steps or a different floor level completely, we can create and design a solution that works perfectly within the building without disrupting any original features or architecture.
On the majority of our products we can use your existing materials such as oak panelling or even wooden floorboards so that our lifts blend seamlessly into your buildings. If you have a very small step and cannot install a ramp due to the space available we can install a specialist system that lowers flush with the existing floor and can incorporate your existing flooring. Our lifts can be finished in the style you want so you'll always get a product that looks the part.
We offer a collapsing stairway for those places where stairs and disabled access are needed in the same place. The collapsing stairs is perfect for historical and listed buildings where keeping original features is paramount to the work. It causes minimal disruption and the original stairs/steps' material can be used so that the lift seemingly blends into its surroundings.
This product is perfect for buildings such as museums where there can be a high volume of people walking between exhibitions but allows for complete, uninterrupted access for disabled people as well. In addition for a busy building entrance where space is at a premium, this lift can be the perfect solution.
To find out more information about our completed projects in historic and listed buildings click on the following links National Army Museum in London, Baltic Centre in Gateshead, York Theatre Royal and Gloriana.
We can install within most stairwells with little disruption to the building and surrounding area. The lift comes within its own shaft with or without glazing; the lift needs either a small pit of 50mm or a small ramp. It can be painted in a colour to suit your décor. This can be the best way to utilise valuable space without any disruption.We offer a wide range of small passenger lifts to fit within historic buildings especially when they are listed buildings of significant importance amongst the local area. Our specialists can design lifts that seemingly blend into the buildings' aesthetics and accent the important historical features of the building. To find out more information about our historic and listed buildings projects check out our York Theatre Royal project, our British Library project and our Dancing Man Brewery project. There we designed a lift in 14th Century Grade I listed Wool House to reflect the industrial history of the building.