Gartec has provided its Aritco 7000 lift as part of refurbishment works at the Brooklands Museum. The works involved an £8.4M project to move and refurbish a World War Two hangar, restore part of the Finishing Straight of the Race Track and build a new Flight Shed.
New exhibitions have been installed, including the Brooklands Aircraft Factory in the restored hangar, which now has a mezzanine level. The stairs were not suitable for disabled and less mobile visitors, so the museum required a lift. The lift was delivered early in the morning, and the delivery companys’ forklift took the palletised delivery across the huge aircraft hangar to the installation location. Using a scissor lift to help with access whilst building the lift ensured the job was complete in just 2 days.
The minimal fixing points and simple system made the Aritco 7000 ideal. An L bracket would connect the lift to the stairway and floor fixings meant no top connection required – great for the high roof.
Valerie Mills, Commercial Director at Brooklands, said:"The lift ticks all the boxes and opened up the upper space for everyone to enjoy the interactive activities and Flight Shed Exhibition”.
Matthew Neal, Lead Installer and Director of NH Access Ltd, said: "The lift will allow visitors of all abilities to access the mezzanine level for a fantastic view of the restored Wellington Bomber, and I am proud to have installed it”