Buxton Museum renovated with Lift
Ability Lifts were recently contacted by Derbyshire County Council to supply and install a platform lift in the Buxton Museum and Art Gallery as part of a renovation to improve the visitor experience.
The building was erected in 1880 and originally served as the Peak Hydropathic Hotel and during the First World War, the Red Cross used it to care for wounded Canadian soldiers. Derbyshire County Council decided it was time to give this important building a helping hand to both safeguard it for the future and ensure all visitors could gain access to the upper floor Museum and Art Gallery Area.
Ability Lifts completed the initial site survey and recommended the Optimum 100 Platform Lift as the perfect solution. By using a complementary colour scheme for the lift shaft and glazing panels at the upper floor, focus remained firmly on the wonderful exhibits upstairs.
A larger platform than the standard unit was utilised at 1680mm x 1220mm wide complete with fire door at the lower level, with a 1000mm wide and fully glazed door at upper level with fully automated operation.
The museum explores Peak District history from the Big Bang to the Victorian era. Exhibits include a bear in its Ice Age cave; a hyena above a Devensian bone hole; a Neolithic burial chamber and remains of a Roman soldier.
If you would like to find out more about the Optimum 100 Platform Lift please visit www.abilitylifts.co.uk or call our dedicated sales line on 0845 006 8803.