New look for hotel lifts and back of house DDA compliant lift doors
Project Reference: Lift Modernisation
There comes a point when a lift’s performance and appearance cease to do justice to the overall impression of a building. This had become the case at the Thistle Hotel, London one of Temple Lift’s long-standing lift service customers.
The Temple approach and solution
Working with the hotel’s management, we entered into discussions as to how best to improve the performance and appearance of the front of house lifts and at the same time make the back of house goods lift more disability friendly.
Our proposal was to undertake a modernisation programme covering all of the lifts’ machinery, replacing everything (bar the lift guide rails) including the hotels four lift cars. Typically with this level of modernisation, Temple Lifts would be replacing the lift drives, controllers, car operating systems, landing and control buttons and displays, floor positioning devices (essential for passenger safety).
As the project was undertaken in a fully operational high profile hotel, the Temple Lifts modernisation team worked hard to ensure that the level of disruption and inconvenience to hotel’s guests was kept to an absolute minimum.
The result on completion
The new, well lit, stylish lift cars are having fully compliant control panels installed. These provide easy access for those in wheelchairs and also, in cases where a passenger is taken ill and falls within the lift car, as long as they are conscious and can reach the alarm button without having to kneel or stand up.
Currently underway, the four lifts and the upgraded goods lift entrance was completed during the summer of 2015.
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