Lift Modernisation & New Lift Installation
The UK has seen rapid growth in the number of retirement care homes over these past few years and, unquestionably, that comes with increased demands for accessibility and the provision of reliable lift services.
By their nature, care homes will typically have residents with limited mobility.
In all instances, it is highly essential for a care home’s passenger lift to remain efficient and reliable, to support the residents’ reduced mobility and safe movement around the building. This is very much the case for one of our customers within the Care sector, Lavender House, a 2-storey sheltered housing block owned by Brighton & Hove City Council.
For some time, the ride quality and performance of Lavender House’s hydraulic passenger lift had displayed signs of deterioration and unreliability, prompting the building managers to search for the exact solution needed to restore the building’s lift performance.
Liftec were one of the contractors selected to tender for the lift modernisation project. Following on from our detailed tender submission, we were awarded Lavender House’s modernisation contract which included the replacement of the existing hydraulic passenger lift with a new MRL passenger lift.
Our local engineers, operating from Liftec’s Dartford Head office, commenced the lift removal work in May 2021 and undertook extensive structural building works to expand the lift shaft and provide a larger lift car.
The specifications for the new passenger lift include a new Lift Box mechanical lift package with a Ziehl Abegg motor, Wittur Pegasus entrances, Safeline autodialler and Lester Controls ALMEGA II control panel.
Throughout our works, Liftec engineers installed stairlifts to provide the single-lifted building with a temporary lift service for residents with mobility issues.
The new passenger lift installation and major works were successfully completed by April 2022, much to the delight of Lavender House’s residents.
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