2 level Platform Lift for Tank Museum
The Tank Museum in Bovington, Dorset, contains the world’s best collection of tanks, with exhibitions telling the story of armoured warfare from 1914 to the present day. This amazing display of over 300 vehicles includes the world’s first ever tank, Little Willie and the modern Challenger 2.
The Optimum 100 platform lift from Ability Lifts was originally specified by Glasgow based design practice, Cooper Cromar, due to its free standing nature and small footprint within the stairwell of the new worksop offices. The Building Works Tender was eventually secured by Dorchester based Acheson Construction who worked with Ability Lifts to supply and install a platform lift to allow access to the new state of the art Gilchrist Conservation Workshop. The workshop was lottery funded and will allow more conservation work to be carried out on the collection.
The two level platform lift was installed with glazed doors and a fully glazed shaft allowing for a light and open environment within the building. The lift has automatic powered doors with remote call buttons to allow easy access onto the lift platform.
On the 18th May 2018, the completed new workshop was formally opened by HRH Princess Anne who was presented with a newly-restored Matilda II tank which was named the ‘Princess Royal’ in her honour.
Working with the appointed building contractors, Ability Lifts fitted the new lift in just two days, minimizing any inconvenience to the residents.
Following the installation, the client added a warden control system in case of an emergency whilst using the lift. Just a few weeks later, a further lift to the same specification was installed at D’Enycourt care home in Kirton for the same client.
To find out more about the Optimum 100 Platform Lift and other products in the range, please visit www.abilitylifts.co.uk or call our dedicated sales line on 0151 808 1581.