Stannah Lifts has successfully installed a new passenger lift at a special school in Shepherd’s Bush, London, which will deliver essential access for children with severe learning, sensory and mobility difficulties in the school.
This 26-person lift will play a key part in the navigational lifeline of the school, connecting children between two floors dedicated to learning, communication, independence and community links.
The 2000kg (26-person) capacity accommodates children, their diverse range of equipment and members of staff, with the configuration allowing maximum manoeuvrability via the four-panel, centre-opening doors and through-car capability. This MRL traction lift is configured as an evacuation lift, with egress to the outdoors equipped with marine grade 316 stainless steel landing and car doors and assisted by a roof canopy and soak away.
Built to resist hard knocks, the lift interior is finished in a rugged combination of satin stainless steel and sand-coloured laminate. A downlit ceiling and half-height mirror to one side wall accentuates the roominess of the lift, with features such as grab rails, non-slip flooring, emergency call button, key pad controls and an evacuation intercom maximising user safety.
The passenger lift was specified by Joel Kuenzi, architect at architecture practice Sprunt. He explained that lately, the internal re-organisation of the school required a new specialist lift to facilitate egress for all and optimise evacuation in case of emergency.
“With navigation an imperative – primarily for the children but also for staff and visitors – we called upon our existing relationship with Stannah, liaising with Technical sales executive, Peter Hutton, to incorporate a substantial passenger lift tailored to a host of specialist requirements.”