Platform lift scores at Burnham
The Burnham Association of Sports Clubs (BASC) is just North East of the town of Burnham-On-Sea in Somerset offering opportunities for playing sports to the local community.
When the 2 storey rugby clubhouse was built in the late 1970s, the bar area was located at first floor level so that the spectators could get a good view of the first team rugby pitch. As members have got older, the staircase access to the floor has become more challenging and a decision was made to install a platform lift to enable easy access.
Ability Lifts, were contacted to provide expert advice and installation services for a suitable lift. After an initial site inspection, their Optimum 100 platform lift was recommended as the best option. The lift was specified with automatic opening glazed doors, an emergency stop function as well as an intercom system so that users can speak with the staff working behind the first floor bar just in case there was a problem.
The lift was supplied with a white, durable powder coated finish to blend in with the existing décor, whilst installation was completed in less than two days. In order to provide years of trouble free service, the association also took up the option of a 5 year servicing contract.
Since the lift has been in operation, it has been in constant use whenever the clubhouse has been open. The customer, Neil McKen had the following comment. “Members, supporters and guests comment on how good a facility the lift is to have. This achievement should see the clubhouse itself being hired out on a more regular basis and so bring in much needed additional income which, in turn, should safeguard the sustainability of our sports complex for years to come.”
Please contact the Ability Lifts team on 0204 571 3357 or email [email protected] for further information on the Optimum 100 and the other products in the Optimum range of lifts.