Monyhull Evangelical Church
Originally a chapel built in 1917 to support the local hospital, Monyhull Church is steeped in local history dating back as far as the Domesday Book. The surrounding land and hall took a major role in the development of the region as thousands of new homes were built during the mid 60’s and later 600 modern new homes providing a vibrant and expanding new social community.
At the heart is Monyhull Church who took over St Francis Chapel at the close of the hospital in 1995 and eventually developed it as the Monyhull Church Centre completed in 2014.
Ability Lifts of Sheffield were pleased to be involved providing vertical platform lift access for the less able. A well thought out design of modern architecture combines with the existing traditional style to provide a new space that will cater for the new community for many years to come.
An interesting challenge therefore due to limited space available and the need for the Platform Lift to be both functional and decoratively appropriate.
Having the smallest available footprint for building regulation compliance Optimum 100 was therefore chosen as the best solution. Fitting into a stairwell of only 1180mm in width and with a self supporting shaft glazed on all four sides the brief was almost complete. The addition of a shaft colour scheme to match the surrounding window frames completed the client vision with Monyhull official, Vince White, commenting afterword ‘it has enhanced our new building in all sorts of ways and the church congregation are bowled over by how classy it looks’
Requiring only a 240v supply and installed in two days, Optimum 100 provides excellent solutions to vertical access issues.
To find out more about the Optimum 100, visit www.abilitylifts.co.uk, or give their helpful staff a call on 0292 168 3207.