Access Solution for Genesis Building
Sited on 710 acres, just south of the city of Oxford, lies the Harwell campus. This site is a hotbed for innovation and science, a place where Europe’s first energy producing fission reactor is sited, and where the world’s largest prime number was discovered. Also contained within the site is the Genesis Building, which required a two floor lift to aid access for employees and visitors to the site.
Ability Lifts was contacted by Total Projects Limited, for their platform lift expertise, and following consultation, they recommended their Optimum 100 platform lift. With a shaft of 1250mm x 1560mm the client had a platform size of 1120mm x 1480mm making it fully compliant with Part M of the building regulations.
As the Optimum 100 is supplied with a fully self supporting shaft, just requiring a 60mm pit, the lift was able to be fitted in just two days, inside a fire rated shaft provided by the main contractor.
With a travel distance of 3.6 metres between floors, the lift doors are elegantly finished with solid white doors with a vision panel and are fire rated for 30 minutes. In addition to the fire rated doors, the lift is also fitted with a fire park facility, so if the fire alarm is activated, the lift is automatically returned to the ground floor and isolated for safety. In case of emergency the lift is also fitted with a telephone handset.
With a 12 month parts and labour warranty, in addition to a 5 year warranty on the motor and gearbox, the client can look forward to many years of hassle free lift usage.
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 0204 571 3357.