Stannahs brand new Midilift SLplus vertical cabin platform lift has debuted in a new, purpose-built Community Centre in London.
Part of Blackfriars Settlement a registered charity providing community services and support to local people the Centre is part of an urban regeneration programme that also includes 15 new affordable homes.
Located in the ground-floor main atrium, the hydraulic-drive Midilift SLplus cabin platform lift carries a rated load of 400kg at a speed of 0.15m/s between two floors a distance of 3510mm. It brings access to a full range of facilities, from meeting, educational, computer and activity rooms, to a hall, café, and assorted learning resources.
Reflecting the contemporary buildings light, spacious aesthetic and efficient, friendly functionality, the Midilift SLplus features fully glazed panoramic landing doors with a satin stainless steel interior, new grid-style ceiling and lighting, automatic controls, flush-mounted call stations and intercom. The platform size is a roomy 1100mm x 1400mm. The lift was handed over ready for the opening of the building.
Introduced to bridge the gap between the Midilift SL and Midilift XLplus cabin platform lift models, the Midilift SLplus offers the benefits of simple installation, no pit and low running costs. It looks and behaves more like a conventional passenger lift a key factor in its specification, as Blackfriars Director, Julie Corbett-Bird, comments: Having looked at our options traditional passenger lifts and wheelchair platform lifts we went with the new Stannah Midilift SLplus because of its highly cost-effective, structure-supported enclosure which meant we could install a lift without having to provide a shaft. Health & Safety considerations also played a key part in our decision-making process.
From start to finish, the Midilift SLplus took less than 7 days to install. It has been such a success that another is being installed to serve two floors in a different part of the complex office accommodation available for rent.