Devonshire Club

An exclusive members' club in Devonshire Square in the City of London asked us to come up with plans to fit both an outside step lift and a platform lift within the lobby. The Devonshire Club needed products that would fit in with the club's appearance with a blend of traditional and modern decor. The Devonshire Club features 3 large bars, 2 lounges and plenty of outdoor space in particular a large stone laid terrace and garden. The club also features restaurants and 68 rooms available to both members and non-members with the usual functions rooms and event spaces available for conferences and meetings. 

SUSD, the firm behind the project, were looking for an  indoor platform lift to be installed between the reception and main bar so that disabled guests could make use of the club's facilities. The difference in floor level was 1000mm and the client did not want a cumbersome platform lift so instead chose one of our products. The lift was installed in a mirrored glass shaft to match the building's existing wall. In addition, the lift's platform was finished with the original stone flooring so that the platform disappears into the floor on the ground floor. The door into the bar area was made out of hard wood to match the bar's decor for a stunning finish.

In addition to the lift connecting the reception and bar, the client needed an outdoor step lift so that guests could enjoy the winter gardens that are situated outside of the club. As the travel for the lift was only small, we installed another platform lift which matched the stone laid terrace. This lift is extremely versatile as well as being rugged and the original flooring or tiles can be used so the lift can become hidden in plain sight. The lift was finished with a glass door to match the glass balustrade of the rest of the terrace. The client was extremely pleased with the finished of both lifts and how seamlessly they blended into the building's aesthetics.

Location: London

Status: Complete

Year Completed: 2015

To see similar lifts to those fitted at the Devonshire Club click on the following links:

Cheltenham Racecourse, 200 Grays Inn Road, Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, 24 Chiswell Street

Hidden lift at the bar entrance at the Devonshire Club, London
Hidden platform lift at the Devonshire Club linking the entrance with the bar
Hidden platform lift in the winter garden at the Devonshire Club
Outside Hidden Lift at the Devonshire Club
Hidden Lift in the Winter Garden at the Devonshire Club
Platform lift with glass door

For more information about lifts like the ones featured above call us on 0800 65 252 65 or email us

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