A stylish platform lift in a high profile, retail store in the City has been occupying Simply Access for several weeks. The fully glazed two-stop vertical platform lift suits its environment and is perfect for Mango’s flagship store in Victoria. The Raloe through floor platform lift was chosen because of the huge array of customisation options, which included a fully glazed enclosure with glass doors.
A quality, contemporary store in Sloane Square sought an equally contemporary vertical platform lift, with polished stainless steel doors with glazed glass. Simply Access installed this for their trade partner’s Higher Elevation.
We’ve supplied a purpose made vertical lift as part of a huge building project for the University of London on their SOAS site. The lift freestanding lift is glazed to match the glazing in the shaft framework. A stainless steel framed door completes the contemporary look. The lift is positioned in the freestanding shaft and adjoins the second floor at the top of the wide feature staircase.
Work first began at the University of London’s SOAS site in late 2014 (news post Grade II listed project) on this incredible glass roofed project which required a stylish vertical platform lift to serve the two floors. There was no shaft for the lift and it was required to be freestanding. Orona, one of our trade customer’s, commissioned us to supply the vertical lift, working with Graham Construction who built the shaft framework.
The lift is now fully completed and installed and the whole building project very nearly completed.
An access lift for a listed building require as little alteration to the building’s structure as possible and our pitless shaft lift, with low energy consumption has been a sound match for historic buildings. This vertical platform lift is based on the Raloe model; which requires no pit or additional head room at the top of the shaft. Being very customisable, the lift itself can be styled to suit. It also has concealing door options to blend in with the environment.
What sets this pitless shaft vertical platform lift apart is the host of safety features built into the system, in addition to the latest bush button technology. Please refer to the ‘Vertical Platform lift for pitless shafts brochure‘ for the extensive safety and customisation features.
The newly installed access lift on the Thorncombe Park Estate satisfied the needs of this Grade II listed building from both a practical and aesthetic perspective. The Estate made good use of the custom options, requiring a 3 panel sliding door to conceal the lift and the interior paneling to blend with the mahogany of the hallway and kitchen area.
This vertical platform lift works well in care homes, which are typically more than one floor. It can be installed either on a supporting wall, as in this case, using special wall mounted supports or as a freestanding version, allowing the unit to be installed on the inside or outside of a building.
The vertical platform lift installed for the care home is a 3-stop lift; however, the lift type has a maximum travel of 19.5 metres, so can travel up to 7 floors in absolute safety. An external lift was chosen by this home as it wouldn’t compromise space inside and yet serves all 3 floors perfectly. The electricity consumption is also remarkably low, being similar to that of an ordinary household appliance. All controls are easy to use constant pressure and are enabled by a removable key-switch.
Special care is always taken with the details and in the finishing of the vertical platform lift, in order to suit the decor and surroundings. To read more about this style of lift, download the brochure Vertical Platform Lift -Sirio
This version of the vertical platform lift with a cab height of just 1.2m solves space problems generally found in attics and lofts. In the same way as the cabined vertical platform lift, the low wall version can be installed either on a supporting wall using special wall mounted supports or as a freestanding version, allowing the unit to be installed anywhere in the home. Comfortable and quiet, the low wall vertical platform lift has its practicalities along with its style.
The vertical platform lift with low walls has a maximum travel of 10metres. Again, there is no interference with the architecture of its installation area, whether it is for an outdoor or an indoor location. It has the same low electricity consumption as the cabined version and all controls are constant pressure for a gliding, smooth feel. These are enabled by a removable key key-switch.
As with the cabin version, the low wall vertical platform lift can be personalised to suit you and your surroundings. For more on this style of lift, see our brochure Vertical Platform Lift with Reduced Headroom – Mini Sirio