Euston Tower - Temple Lifts

Lift Modernisation – Euston Tower, London NW1

Lift refurbishment of 10, 5 metre per second, passenger lifts in one of London’s prestigious locations

Project Reference: Lift Modernisation

Background

Built in the late 60s, Euston Tower is one of North West London’s iconic buildings, situated close to Tottenham Court Road, on Euston Road – one London’s busiest roads. The 36 storey, dual tower building provides premium office space to a range of well-known businesses, including Atkins, a global design, engineering and project management consultancy. The buildings 1 million sq. ft. of space has seen several refurbishments over its lifetime to ensure premium quality floor space is provided for its tenants across the dual buildings.

The Problem

Euston Tower building

Although for many years the lifts serving the 19 and 36 storey blocks have provided good service, ride quality and reliability issues were becoming evident. For a building of such high standards, this was not acceptable. As a result, the building’s owners and facility management teams decided to look for a supplier who could undertake the work needed to improve the two, 5 lift groups.

The Project

After undertaking thorough surveys and establishing the performance of the two groups of lifts, Temple Lifts submitted detailed proposals, with budget estimates, for the complete work required for all 10 lifts. The programme would include specialist machining of the existing drives to allow for the retention of the DC gearless machines and replacement of all worn and aged parts within the existing lifts to extend their life expectancy by a projected 10 year period. Following the competitive tendering process, the building’s owners and facility management teams chose Temple Lifts to undertake the lift improvement project.

Status

Commencing in early 2016, this project will run through to 2017 when all 10 lifts will again be fully operational and performing to the high standards demanded for buildings of this profile. During the modernisation, Temple Lifts will be working in an occupied building, and as such, we will ensure that inconveniences to tenants and visitors are kept to a minimum at all times.

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