Liftec have been successfully working with Transport for London (TfL) and their partners for over two decades, during which time, we have undertaken both new lift installations (East London Line) and maintenance work.
The public sector, particularly the infrastructure environment, is well-known to be highly demanding and fully focused on safety. This was one of the reasons that Liftec designed and manufactured a full-size working lift for TfL and their partners to inspect and formed the basis of the lifts we produced for the East London Line. Today, this sample lift is in full use at our Dartford premises.
Liftec have also been providing lift maintenance for TfL and their partner VINCI. The maintenance contract referred to in this case study relates to non-infrastructure locations in London, including: Pier Walk, Greenwich and Albany House, Petty France SW1.
Albany House is a 12-storey, Grade 1 listed building, built in 1972 and is part of three interconnected buildings, all being used for office space. Pier Walk is one of the recent high-rise developments on the Greenwich Peninsula and the Headquarters of TfL. In both cases, each building is the workplace for a significant amount of people, so lift reliability is paramount to ensure employees and visitors can move freely around the building.
Although Liftec are not providing a resident engineer for any of the TfL premises, our maintenance contract provides a local standby engineer to undertake any breakdowns or lift trapping, should they occur.
Liftec are very proud of our relationship with TfL and their partners, with regards to the maintenance agreement that we were awarded in 2017, one that has been re-tendered and retained over the years, based on lift availability and competitive pricing.