Glass Lift for Offices at Meriden Hall

We were approached by Hasker Architects who were designing a new glass office building attached to the Grade II listed Meriden Hall. E Manton were the principal contractors running the construction of the new build - they are one of the leading building contractors within the Midlands and take on projects in both the private and public sectors. Hasker Architects are an architectural practice based in Solihull with projects nationwide, their projects vary from one-off houses to multimillion pound industrial projects. For this particular project, the architect wanted a lift for offices which were spread across the two floors in the newly constructed building. The lift was to be finished in pinned glass as to match the building's external facade.

We installed an enclosed platform lift within its own structure in the stairwell leading up to 1st floor. The lift's cabin measured 1400mm x 1100mm with the total travel distance between the floors measuring 4 metres. The safe working load for this lift is 400kg which equals 5 people. The lift's structure was finished in RAL colour 7015 with pinned glass on all four sides and two points of entry from the same side. The lift was fitted with double automatic glass doors on both floors. Tiles were fitted on both the lift platform and in the lift shaft under the lift, these aligned with the existing tiled flooring on both floors. We were also asked to design and install a custom made steel handrail to match the existing handrail on the other side of the stairs. Working with a local metal fabricator we created a steel handrail which was fitted through the panes of glass onto the lift's steel structure to complete an impressive look.

To see more examples of our glass lifts and our lifts in offices click on the following projects British Library, Powys, Venture House, Chiswell Street and Branksome Park

Location: West Midlands

Status: Complete

Year Completed: 2017

In partnership with

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Glass Lift in Stairwell

Glass Lift with Automatic Double Doors

Lifts in Offices

Glass Office Lift in the West Midlands

Glass Lifts for Offices

Glass Lift with Custom Made Handrail

Glass Lift in Meriden

Glass Lift in Newly Built Office in Meriden

Glass Office Lift

Glass Lift at Meriden Hall Finished with Pinned Glass

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Platform Lift at Venture House in Reading

GPAD, the London based architecture firm, approached us as they wanted to install disabled access into the main entrance of a commercial office block they had recently designed in Reading. Venture House is a former print works building that has recently been refurbished creating 6 floors of commercial offices in the heart of Reading.

GPAD wanted a platform lift that would suit the modern interior of this iconic building but also not break the bank. We designed and installed a Midilevel platform lift with dimensions of 1100mm x 1400mm. The lift travel distance is 1.2 metres and provides disabled access at the main entrance of the building. The lift was finished in black painted steel to match the surrounding balustrade with a mesh door designed for the lift car and a glass door chosen for the upper level.

The lift was installed in 3 days and a gap of 22mm was left on the lift platform so that the building contractors could finish the tiles on the side. The tiles used on the lift matched the rest of the flooring so there was a seamless transition from landing to platform.

To see more of our platform lift projects in commercial buildings take a look at our National Army Museum, Chiswell Street, Southwark Council, Seven Dials and Medway Court projects.

Location: Berkshire

Status: Complete

Year Completed: 2017

In partnership with

Commercial Platform Lift

Platform Lift at Venture House - Upper Level

Commercial Building Platform Lift

Platform Lift at Venture House in Reading

Commercial Building Platform Lift

Glass Upper Door at Venture House

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Passenger Lift at the British Library

We were approached by the architect, De Matos Ryan, to measure for a disabled access lift in the British Library in Central London. The British Library is located next to St Pancras Station on Euston Road and contains copies of every book published in the UK as well as being the largest library in the world. The building it is situated in is less than 50 years old however it is a Grade I listed building which can make the construction of a lift very difficult. The client needed disabled access across 3 floors for library visitors as well as private functions that take place on the 2nd floor. The lift’s overall travel would be 5.8m.

The disabled access lift needed to cover 3 floors and have adjacent doors on both 1st and 2nd floors as well as being perfectly aligned between the 2 steel beams supporting the roof. One of the initial challenges we faced was that for a lift of this size, a conventional lift would require a 1500mm pit below the lower floor level, however due to the small distance between the floor level and the ceiling of the floor below the maximum pit we were able to have was 130mm. In addition, a conventional lift would need 3500mm metres above the upper floor level however we had a maximum height of 2350mm as the ceiling could not be taking off or adjusted for the lift.

The lift structure also needed to be able to support two landing balconies weighing 500kg each. The disabled access lift that we installed was a Vertico inDOMO with platform dimensions of 1200mm x 1200mm. We had 2 sets of automatic power car doors adjacent to ground floor entry onto the balconies of 1st and 2nd floors. The architect wanted a white finished with pinned glass on the outside of the structure. This proved challenging as there were limited options to be able to position the glass panes as there were no points that could become a hoist. This resulted in the glass, weighing up to 120kg per piece, being carried up the staircase and then carefully placed and pinned in place.

The lift now supplies disabled access for all library users and is an aesthetically pleasing addition to the Grade I listed building.

To see more examples of our disabled passenger lifts in commercial buildings and listed buildings, have a look at our National Theatre, York Theatre Royal, Wool House projects.

Location: Central London

Status: Complete

Year Completed: 2017

In partnership with

Glass Lifts for Listed Buildings

1st Floor View of the Lift in the British Library

Glass Lifts in Commercial Buildings

Glass Lift at the British Library

Lifts in Public Buildings

3 Floor Glass Lift in the British Library

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Outdoor Inclined Platform Lift in Dartford, Kent

We were approached by a private client in Dartford, Kent who was looking to modify the existing disabled access route into his office. He wanted to replace the existing old rickety ramp (see below) which was difficult to manoeuvre on and travel up due to its steep angle with an easier system. With this in mind, we discussed the different options available to the client and we decided the best option moving forward was to install an outdoor inclined platform lift. The lift would have to be able to take the load of his electric-powered wheelchair as well as any wheelchairs used by any visitors to the different offices and businesses in the building. In addition to the lift we would fit a new set of wooden steps so that able-bodied people would still be able to use this route as a point of access.

We designed and installed a Ganser outdoor inclined platform lift with a platform measuring 800mm x 1250mm and a load capacity of up to 300kg. The lift travels a total distance of 1500mm. The large platform space allows for both the client's electric-powered wheelchair as well as smaller manual wheelchairs of visitors and workers of the other businesses within the building. Our engineers also fitted a new set of wooden steps so that able-bodied members of staff would also be able to use this access route. The outdoor inclined platform lift was finished in stainless steel so that it's resistant to all weather conditions.

To see more of our projects in commercial buildings have a look at our Venture House, Meriden Hall, Seven Dials, Southwark Council, National Army Museum and Chiswell Street projects.

Location: Kent

Status: Complete

Year Completed: 2018

Outdoor Inclined Platform Lift

Stainless Steel Inclined Platform Lift in Dartford, Kent

Folded Outdoor Inclined Platform Lift

Folded Outdoor Inclined Platform Lift

Inclined Platform Lift Replacing An Old Wooden Ramp

Outdoor Inclined Platform Lift Replacing An Old Wooden Ramp

Rickety Steep Ramp

Original Wooden Ramp

New Inclined platform lift and steps

After the inclined platform lift and new steps have been installed

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Platform Lift for Commercial Offices in Southwark

We were approached by Southwark Council because they needed to provide disabled access to their offices on Southwark Bridge Road, SE1. At the name suggests they are close to the river therefore right in the heart of London. Similar to many other commercial offices in the city, space is at a premium and it can be difficult to fit any type of disabled access in existing properties. After taking measurements of the area where a lift could be fitted, we came up with a drawing and submitted it to the council, who then ordered the lift.

Our engineers installed a LPA - a special lifting platform, designed by our manufacturer in Denmark - with platform dimensions of 1519mm x 1184mm. The lift had to keep to these very specific measurements because the building has a steel shutter that has to completely shut to stop the public from entering the building outside of office opening hours. The platform lift has a total travel distance of 780mm to the ground floor level. The lift was finished in stainless steel so that the lift would be able to withstand the day-to-day footfall of a busy commercial office in London. The side panels as well as the car and landing doors were finished in glass.

To see more examples of our platform lifts in commercial buildings, have a look at our Venture House, Seven Dials, National Army Museum and Chiswell Street projects.

Location: London

Status: Complete

Year Completed: 2015

 

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Platform Lift at Commercial Offices in Southwark

Council Platform Lift

Disabled Platform Lift for Southwark Council in Central London

Commercial Office Platform Lift

Platform Lift in the Main Entrance of Southwark Council's Offices

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Small Passenger Lift in Townhouse in Mayfair

We were approached by Interiors with Art, a London based design and construction company as they were looking to incorporate a lift into one of their projects in Mayfair. We attended site to measure and provide a quotation for a small passenger lift that could service all 4 floors of the house. As with many of the Victorian townhouses found in the Mayfair area this building had been split into flats. Mayfair is an affluent area of West London and is situated just to the East of Hyde Park and West of the City of London. Lifts in townhouses in the Mayfair and Park Lane area are becoming more and more common as building and flat owners are looking to future proof their properties and our client was no different. In the current market, a building without a lift can be the reason a flat doesn't sell at the asking price or even sell at all. 

The architect wanted the small passenger lift to fit into the space that had been left behind after the dumbwaiter was removed. The lift would also have to have adjacent entries therefore would limit the interior cabin dimensions even more. The lift's interior measures 630 mm x 725 mm with photocells placed on the two sides of entry - this was to maximise the space inside the lift for the client. The total travel of the lift is over 10 metres across 4 floors and the maximum load of the lift is 300kg. The lift has 600mm wide swing landing doors with opaque glass windows and finished in the client's chosen RAL colour. The lift's interior was finished in polished stainless steel giving the feel that the lift was much larger than it actually was. The floor of the lift was fitted with the same marble tiling as the ground floor so there was a seamless transition from hallway to lift. 

To see more of our lifts in small spaces then click on the following projects in Newbury, Westbourne, and to see an example of our work in flats click on our Seadown project. 

Location: London

Status: Complete

Year Completed: 2017

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Small Passenger Lift in Flats in Mayfair

Small Passenger Lift at Mount Street in Mayfair

Small Passenger Lift with Marble Floor

4 Floor Lift at Mount Street with Marble Tiled Floor

4 Floor Small Passenger Lift

Small Passenger Lift in Set of Flats in London

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Glass Home Lift in St John’s Wood, London

We were approached by a private client in St John's Wood, Central London, who wanted a glass home lift running across 5 floors of his house. St John's Wood is a largely residential area of London, adjacent to Regent's Park and home of Lord's cricket ground. It is an extremely affluent district of London with large detached properties contrary to London's usual townhouse homes.  With this in mind the client wanted a lift that would live up to his expectations and seamlessly blend into the aesthetics of his home.

After attending the site to measure the lift shaft we submitted the drawings and discussed with the client his vision and exactly what he wanted in regards to style and finishes. He made it clear that he wanted the lift to look very modern and be completed in a full glass structure with glass doors. We fitted an EP Elfo with cabin dimensions of 950mm x 1000mm which travelled a total distance of 10.5 metres across 5 floors. The lift was finished with panoramic glass doors that were 800mm wide creating a spacious cabin interior. The glass finish for both the structure and doors meant that the lift matched the client's modern and luxurious specifications. 

To see more of home and residential lift projects have a look at our WhitecliffWestbourneBranksome ParkTorquay, Weymouth and Powys projects.

 

Location: London

Status: Complete

Year Completed: 2016

Glass Home Lift in London

Glass Home Lift in St John's Wood

Glass Domestic Lift

Glass Home Lift in Central London

London Home Lift

Home Lift in St John's Wood

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Platform Lift at Seven Dials, London

In conjunction with our previous project at Venture House in Reading, the architectural firm, GPAD asked us to design and install a similar lift for one of their buildings in Seven Dials in London. Seven Dials is a commercial area a stone's throw away from the West End's Shaftesbury Avenue and the shopping district of Neal's Yard. It sits between Covent Garden and Soho and is named after the 7 roads that join together at its centre.

Having previously worked with GPAD on their Venture House project, we knew that they wanted a similar style and finish for this lift. Our engineers fitted the Qube lift in the main entrance during GPAD's renovation of the building into commercial offices. The lift has platform dimensions of 900mm x 1400mm and travels a total distance of 1250mm. This specialist platform lift works using a scissor system therefore needs a pit below the floor level. In this particular project we had a pit of 250mm. We set the platform height at 15mm below the floor level so that the client could fit their tiles to the platform to match the lobby's existing stone flooring. Specially made Cadisch mesh panels were fitted to the sides and gates of the lift to match the building's style as well as the architect's vision. We finished the platform lift in jet black (RAL colour 9005) to give a modern but industrial look. Our engineers installed the lift within 4 days so it was ready for the building's official opening.

To see more of our platform lift projects in commercial buildings take a look at our National Army Museum, Chiswell Street, Southwark Council and Medway Court projects.

Location: London

Status: Complete

Year Completed: 2017

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Lift in Commercial Office

Platform Lift in Commercial Offices in Seven Dials

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Platform Lift in Office Lobby in London

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Disabled Access Lift in Central London

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Goods Lift at Commercial Office in the City of London

We were approached by ISG, the construction management company, as they needed a lift installed during their refit of Dixon House, a large commercial office building in the City of London. ISG needed a lift that could be used for disabled access but would predominantly be used for moving heavy goods such as large refuse bins. They needed a lift that could carry over 2000kg of goods across the 2 floor levels. As with many buildings in the City, space at Dixon House is at a premium and so the goods lift had to be made with a specially designed platform to fit the abnormal space. The goods lift had to be be made into a right angled trapezium shape to fit the space of the service entrance of the building. 

The goods lift has platform dimensions of 4050mm x 1500mm and travels a total distance of 1750mm. The lift had to have a 550mm pit below the finished floor level so that the lift's scissor mechanism would fit and the platform would be at the same height as the finished floor level. The lift has handrails on one side with a stainless steel sliding gate so that access is provided even when the lift isn't in use. The goods lift's was finished with a 50mm x 6mm galvanised steel edge so that the client's concrete flooring could be laid onto the platform to match the surrounding floor. 

To see more of our platform lift projects in commercial buildings take a look at our National Army Museum, Chiswell StreetSouthwark CouncilSeven Dials and Venture House projects.

Location: London

Status: Complete

Year Completed: 2017

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Heavy Goods Lift in London

Heavy Goods Lift at Dixon House

Commercial Goods Lift

Commercial Goods Lift in the City of London

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Inclined Platform Lift in Dartmouth

We were approached by a group of clients that wanted to find a way to get from the road to their house some 44 metres up a steep incline. An inclined platform lift would be an easy way to get to their homes as well as transport shopping and other heavy items to and from the houses. The lift would provide access for 3 homes that shared the same access route up the side of a hill in Dartmouth, Devon.

The only viable option for this particular challenge was to install an inclined platform lift however we had never installed anything this long before. Before we started we needed to photograph every step (all 87!) so we could produce a quality drawing for both the clients and the manufacturer. Due to the location’s proximity to the sea, both the lift and the complex supporting structure would have to be made out of the right materials to prevent any rusting or corrosion.

We chose to install a Hiro inclined platform lift, with the lift and the structure built using marine-grade stainless steel so that the system wouldn’t rust or weaken overtime. The lift was installed within 1 week and the clients are very happy.

Location: Devon

Status: Complete

Year Completed: 2016

Inclined Platform lift at Dartmouth

Inclined Platform Lift Overlooking Dartmouth Harbour

Curved Inclined Platform Lift

Inclined Platform Lift - Curved

Inclined Platform Lift in Dartmouth

Inclined Platform Lift Stretching Over 44M

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