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.

Location: West Midlands

Status: Complete

Year Completed: 2017

To see projects similar to Meriden Hall click on the following links:

The Base at Greenham | British Library | New Forest Ice Cream | Paternoster SquareBranksome Park | Powys | Whitecliff | Bosham

Glass lift at Pertemps' head office at Meriden Hall
The lift features a freestanding structure with pinned glass
The lift features low pit and headroom making it perfect for new and existing developments
The glass cabin lift features automatic sliding doors
Glass Lift with Custom Made Handrail at Meriden Hall
The lift features a custom made handrail which is fixed through the glass onto the lift's steel frame
Glass Lift at Meriden Hall Finished with Pinned Glass
The external facade of the new office block at Meriden Hall

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24 Chiswell Street

We were approached by Como part of the Mace Group as they were undertaking major refurbishment of Cat A offices at 24 Chiswell Street in Central London. The whole ground floor was being lowered by 970mm to the street level outside the building. This would make the building accessible from the street however it would in turn create accessibility issues further into the building. The specific challenge of this project was that there was very little space to create an accessible route to these offices. There was no room for a conventional disabled platform lift let alone a ramp. The only space available for a lift would fit was the existing stairwell which leads to one of ground floor offices.

We installed a specialist platform lift that takes the appearance of a set of steps. As you can see in the below photos the whole stairwell descends flat with the lower floor level. The user then gets onto the lift and ascends to the upper level. The metal barrier then lowers into the system and the user can travel off of the lift. The specialist platform lift is equipped with key fob radio controls so that the lift can be operated by a member of staff at the front desk or the user themselves. When not in use the lift is a symmetrical copy of the stairwell opposite complete with the same tiles as the rest of the building’s entrance.

This specialist platform lift is a great alternative when space is at a premium and for existing stairwells where designers and contractors are finding it difficult to make space. The lift’s steps can be finished with existing materials such as the tiles used in this project. The lift at 24 Chiswell Street  blends into its surroundings seamlessly and without previous knowledge it is difficult to realise the lift is there.

Location: Central London

Status: Complete

Year Completed: 2016

To see projects similar to 24 Chiswell Street click on the following links:

National Army Museum | 200 Gray's Inn RoadSeven Dials Warehouse | Venture House | Southwark Council | Elm Yard | Morelands RiversideBrunel House

The entrance of 24 Chiswell Street
Main reception area of 24 Chiswell Street
Stairwell at 24 Chiswell Street
Steps descending at 24 Chiswell Street
Lift fully descended at 24 Chiswell Street


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We were approached by a private client who had already built a lift shaft next to his staircase and was now looking to have a lift installed. We went to the site in Whitecliff, Poole to measure the internal structure and discuss his vision and exactly what he was looking for. Whitecliff is a sought after area and overlooks both Whitecliff Park as well as Poole Harbour. The majority of the houses around the park are very modern with glass being a prominent feature across the whole Whitecliff-Lilliput-Sandbanks area. He wanted a lift that would match the aesthetics of his home and so wanted a style that was light, airy as well as being modern.

We fitted a lift within the prebuilt lift shaft with the home lift travelling a total distance of 5970mm across 3 floors with a maximum load of 300kg. The internal cabin measures 850mm x 1100mm with 800mm glass swing doors on each floor. The door structure was painted white to match the colour of the lift shaft with the glass within the doors specially made to include a wave-like pattern to mirror the surroundings vistas. On the upper floor there was glass on 3 sides of the lift to allow as much natural light as possible into the lift shaft. This allows the lift to act as a light well throughout the property. The lift was fitted with adjacent entry on 2 sides. This home lift was fitted within 2 weeks.

Location: Dorset

Status: Complete

Year Completed: 2014

To see more of our home lift projects click on the following links:

Bexhill-on-Sea | Mayfair | RingwoodWestbourne | Weymouth | Branksome Park | St John’s Wood | Bosham | Torquay | Highcliffe

Glass Home Lift in Poole
Patterned Glass Home Lift in Poole
Home Lift in Poole, Dorset with glass lift shaft
Home Lift in Poole with Glass Doors
Lift shaft with glass panels

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Home Lift in Torquay

We were approached by a private client who wanted a home lift installed in their house in Torquay. The client wanted a lift that would sit in the middle of their wooden staircase and would future-proof his house. The client had designed their house in an Art Deco style and so wanted a lift that wouldn't look out of place with this distinctive appearance and would actually add to its design. In addition the lift should act as a light well, allowing light to flood from the top floor all the way down to the ground floor. 

We installed a lift within its own fully glazed structure, the lift total travel was 5.8 metres across 3 floors. The lift was made to fit the exact size of the stairwell to maximise the size of the lift, the cabin measured 1200mm x 1000mm allowing ample room for passengers as well as suitcases. The client chose a gloss black finish for the structure and automatic swing doors with large glass windows to match the house's aesthetics. The internal cabin was finished in brushed stainless steel with an Art Deco lighting design. The flooring of the lift was laid with the same stone tiles as the rest of the house's ground floor so there was seamless transition from landing to lift which can be seen in the photos below

The lift was fitted and installed within a fortnight.

Location: Devon

Status: Complete

Year Completed: 2016

To see examples of our work which are similar to this installation in Torquay click on the following links:

Bexhill-on-Sea | Mayfair | Ringwood | Whitecliff | Westbourne | Weymouth | Branksome Park | St John’s Wood | Bosham | Highcliffe

Ground floor of the home lift in Torquay
Internal brushed stainless steel cabin in home in Torquay
Glass home lift in stairwell in Torquay, Devon
Home Lift in Torquay - Ground Floor
Home Lift Sitting In Stairwell

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Cams Hall Golf Club

Cams Hall Golf Club, based in Fareham, Hampshire, came to us in need of a way for all golf club visitors to be able to access the 1st floor of the clubhouse. The 1st floor of the clubhouse overlooks 18th Green and offers unrestricted views of the surrounding course as well as being used as a function room and events space. The upstairs of the clubhouse is hired out to members of the public for regularevents as well as one off functions. The client really wanted to have a golf course clubhouse lift so that the anyone and everyone could access the whole clubhouse and make use of the wonderful facilities it boasts.

In order to see the wonderful vistas of the golf course we opted for a glass lift shaft, this allows allows a lot more light into the building giving it an airy and spacious feel. The shaft is in the middle of an existing square staircase up to the first floor and the 18th green can be seen as you travel up in the lift. The lift we installed was a vector system that only required a 50mm pit as the client did not want to excavate a pit for the lift so didn't have the added expense of builders' work. We simply removed the carpet and underlay then installed a 20mm stainless steel ramp up to the ground floor level of the lift. The lift travels a total distance of 3.9 metres between floors and the cabin measures 1480mm x 1100mm, giving a large interior so that a user can even fit their clubs in with them. The lift was linked into the fire alarm system so that in the event of a fire, the lift automatically descends to the ground floor. 

The lift allows members and guests of the club complete and unlimited access to the clubhouse's facilities as well as providing disabled access for functions and private parties held on the first floor. The lift adds to this fantastic clubhouse and wonderful golf club.

Location: Hampshire

Status: Complete

Year Completed: 2015

Platform Lift at Cams Hall Golf Club
Glass Lift for Cams Hall Golf Club
Lift in Stairwell at Cams Hall Golf Club, Fareham
Lift Looking Over the 18th Green at Cams Hall Golf Club
Glass Lift at Cams Hall Golf Club in Hampshire

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We were approached by a private client who was looking to install a lift in their newly built house in Westbourne. The client needed a small home lift that would fit in the middle of their tight staircase and provide the main access route to the whole of the house. The lift would need to the suit the modern look of their house and specifically the kitchen as this is where the lift would be accessed on the ground floor. 

We designed and fitted a lift with cabin dimensions of 980mm x 1200mm that would fit within the ready made lift shaft in the stairwell. The lift travel distance was over 5.7 metres across 3 floor levels. The lift was finished with automatic swing doors - the door on the ground floor was finished in panoramic glass, this means that the whole face of the door is glass with the exception of the door handle which is made out of polished stainless steel. This premium look coupled with the smoked glass lift shaft is befitting of the rest of the house. The internal cabin was a combination of glass and polished stainless steel which allows the maximum amount of light into the lift and means that the lift shaft acts as a light well. The doors on 1st and 2nd floors were a mixture of steel and glass with the steel being painted black to match the modern style of the home.

The home lift installation was completed within 7 days and ready in time for the completion of the client's kitchen.

Location: Dorset

Status: Completed

Year Completed: 2015

To see more examples of our home lift projects  similar to this installation in Westbourne click on the following links:

Bexhill-on-Sea | Mayfair | Ringwood | Whitecliff | Weymouth | Branksome Park | St John’s Wood | Bosham | Torquay | Highcliffe

Glass Home Lift in Westbourne with Panoramic Glass Doors
Glass Home Lift with Panoramic Door - Westbourne
Glass Home Lift with Mosaic Ornate Floor

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