One of the UK's top 15 universities, the prestigious Loughborough University, based in the heart of the UK, recently contacted Invalifts as they were adding a new extension for the Science Department and needed it to be easily accessible to all staff and students.
The MC2000 lift was chosen, as this space efficient platform lift offers the perfect balance of low running costs, reliability and high quality engineering. The two floor lift was specified in a special RAL colour in order to blend in with the surrounding interior design. To further enhance the aesthetics of the lift, and maximise natural light through the staircase, it was decided to glaze one side of the lift shaft and fit doors with glazing panels in them.
Due to the positioning of the lift within the building, the doors to the lift needed to be on the long side of the shaft. In order to allow easy access into the lift 1M wide doors were fitted on the unit with automatic openers. For additional reassurance, an auto dialler was installed on the unit in case of emergencies.
Building work on this project took just 2 days as the MC2000 only required a 60mm pit, the clear vertical hole and the single phase electric supply. Due to its self supporting structure it does not need any form of supporting wall or machine room. The university were thrilled with the final result.
This is one of many lifts that Invalifts have installed in commercial locations throughout the UK including lifts at the BBC, Next, Aldi and Wickes. To find out more about the MC2000 platform lift, you can give Invalifts a call on 0845 468 2543 and speak to one of their friendly experts.