Temple Lifts help John Lewis to keep their doors open at the Brooklands Distribution Centre
Project Reference: Lift Modernisation
Generally, when we refer to a retailer having lifts we think of their stores. However, what about the distribution centres that are responsible for keeping a constant flow of stock to the stores?
Although not so high profile, there is still a vital need to have well-functioning lifts available for employees and visitors to facilitate easy movement around a building. This is even more essential for visitors with limited mobility or visual impairments. Alas, in this instance the lift at the John Lewis Distribution Centre in Brooklands was not in a fully operational state and therefore had been withdrawn from service.
The Temple approach and solution
To help overcome the inevitable full refurbishment costs and working with the Distribution Centre’s management and John Lewis Partnership Head Office Team, our cost-efficient solution was to replace the failing lift entrance door operator and install a new lift controller. The replacement door operator will improve the speed and operational safety of the lift’s doors and of course, all importantly, with the new lift controller return the lift to the availability levels wanted by the Centre’s managers. As part of the refurbishment we also replaced the ‘in’ car operating panel, landing pushes and indicators to make the lift fully compliant with The Equality Act 2010 (formally the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)).
The replacement door operator and lift controller will improve the speed and operational safety of the lift and its doors, and of course, all importantly, is now fully compliant with The Equality Act. The lift will provide safe and easy access to all who visit or work at the distribution centre.
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