Brownhills Community Centre, located five miles North of Walsall, provides support, education, recreation and leisure facilities for the local community. The centre is based in an old school building, dating back to 1893, built in the Queen Ann style with orange brick and stone dressings.
Invalifts were contacted to visit the site and recommend a solution for external access to a higher level, with just over a metre of travel. They suggested their Inva Euro platform lift as the perfect solution for this requirement, as it comes with a self supporting shaft whilst still offering a Part M compliant platform size of 1100mm x 1400mm.
The Inva Euro lift is enclosed within a self supporting shaft, but was specified with a half height structure at the top level, to reduce the overall vertical height of the unit. A ramp was utilised at the bottom of the lift to facilitate access, meaning that there was no requirement for a pit to be dug, or any additional supporting walls to be built.
The lift shaft was supplied in a tough grey powder coated finish. To give some contrast the platform carriage console was supplied with contrasting anthracite and pearl white panels. Whilst, on the lift platform, an autodialer was included as a means of emergency communication.
Installation was completed in just two days, with minimal disruption to the community centre. For peace of mind, the client also chose to take out a service contract with Invalifts to ensure that regular maintenance will keep the lift running smoothly for years to come.
Brownhills Community Centre were thrilled with the finished lift, and look forward to offering full access to their services to the whole community in the future.
To find out more about the Inva Euro Platform lift or other lift products, you can give Invalifts a call on 0845 468 2543 and speak to one of their friendly experts.