Vernon Park Museum Refurbishment
Vernon Park Museum is set within 21 acres of parkland and was opened in 1858, which is Stockport’s oldest park. It was built on land donated to the council by Lord Vernon and was built by poor mill workers and is locally referred to as Pinch Belly Park.
As part of the renovation works a wheelchair lift was required to provide suitable access to the tea rooms and throughout this historical building from the basement to the first floor. Ability Lifts have been involved in the refurbishment development from an early stage and our Optimum 100 Platform Lift was specified to comply with the specific requirements for this project, as we were able to provide a special extended footprint of 1350mm x 1760mm, which has a platform size of 1220mm x 1680mm with a door opening size of 1000mm and a rated load capacity of 500kg, to suit larger size wheelchairs and motorised scooters.
The Optimum 100 is an extremely high quality, reliable, chain driven vertical platform lift supplied within its own complete self-supporting enclosure. One of the key benefits with this lift, in this energy conscious environment, is its low cost of ownership. The 0.55kw energy efficient motor uses 75% less energy than other models of platform lifts.
It has been a pleasure for Ability Lifts to have been involved on this project and we are pleased that everyone will be able to enjoy the fantastic views of the park for many years ahead!