We were approached by Kier who were refurbishing an existing textile mill for Manchester Metropolitan University. Kier is one of the UK's largest construction companies and employs over 20,000 staff. They won the £8 million contract to renovate the site at Great Marlborough Street for the University. The building at Great Marlborough Street is an old Victorian textile mill that is situated close to Manchester Oxford Road station and the Bridgewater Canal in central Manchester. The mill is one of many across Manchester that used to produce many textile goods from cotton in 19th century. The refurbishment would provide 5 floors of new office space for the University staff. The client wanted a goods lift for Manchester Metropolitan University to make deliveries into the building easy. They wanted a lift that would be practical but would stay true to the building's industrial history.
We installed a goods lift with a platform measuring 1500mm x 1120mm. The lift travels 1900mm across the two floor levels and has a rated load of 300kg. The lift was finished in black to compliment the modern facade of the building. The client chose mesh sides and doors to match the industrial aesthetics of the building. The lift is made from hot-dipped galvanised steel which means it can stand up to any weather and will not rust.
To see more of our projects similar to this goods lift for Manchester Metropolitan University click on the following links: Platform Lifts at the National Army Museum, Platform Lift at Venture House in Reading, Platform Lift at Seven Dials Outdoor Wheelchair Lift for Elm Yard and Goods Lift at Commercial Office in the City of London.
Year Completed: 2018