Scarlet Hotel, Cornwall

Scarlet Hotel, Cornwall

Client: Scarlet Hotel
Architect: Harrison Sutton
Type of works: supply of a Stannah passenger lift and Trolleylift.

The £9.5m, family-owned Scarlet Hotel is the eco-child of the three Whittington sisters whose veins must run with green blood as they also own the nearby 1960s-built Bedruthan Steps hotel, where solar panels and a grass roof were installed at a time when such actions were considered bizarre.

Fitting neatly into a comprehensive sustainable-environment agenda including a recyclable external copper wall, 150sq.m. of solar panelling, and heating via a biomass boiler, the two Stannah lifts contribute to the embracing mantra of ‘luxury and conscience’ whilst servicing the six staggered terraces that comprise this 37-bedroom, wholly-adult sanctuary with a strict ‘no children – no pets’ policy.

Throughout this multi-tiered venue, guests, staff and visitors now appreciate the leg-saving services of an 8-person Maxilift MXL hydraulic passenger lift, supported by a 250kg Trolleylift for the heavy-duty haulage of baggage, boxes, crates and cartons.

As the lifts were catered for from the drawing board, their installation complemented the hotel’s green dream, followed by a successful handover and problem-free performance record.

Finished in brushed stainless-steel with complementary Blue laminate panels and a solid wood floor, the MXL passenger lift is a motor room-less model that houses the hydraulic drive system within the lift shaft and the controller in any of the landing architraves. This flexibility saved on space and cost, making it the ideal choice for any eco-conscious enterprise. The MXL is the deluxe model in the Maxilift range of passenger lifts and, as with all Stannah passenger lifts, helped the Whittington sisters meet with DDA requirements for access for people of all mobility levels.

The Trolleylift is a rugged service lift that loads from floor level. The landing entrances are protected by a single, hinged, steel door with Grey baked enamel finish, and a concertina shutter-leaf gate with a galvanised finish. All doors have safety locks to comply with safety regulations. Supplied in a structure-supported frame, the lift does not require a separate motor room or load-bearing lift shaft. It was easily and swiftly installed with the minimum of builders work and helps the owners meet the requirements of the Manual Handling Regulations. This through-car model is ideal for the reliable, efficient movement of larger loads such as luggage, laundry and supplies in this deceptively busy environment.

Nikki Broom, Scarlet Hotel General Manager, said: "The Scarlet Hotel is a haven of peace and sustainable opulence. Every care has been taken to enhance customer and staff comfort, including the provision of a luxury passenger lift and a Trolleylift. These reliable Stannah lift products will discreetly improve our service and help us maintain the safe movement of people and goods."

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