The Harbour is already home to the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy and has hosted numerous international sailing events.
The Marina offices and The Boat that Rocks bar and restaurant, both two storey buildings at the waters edge, feature Stannah lifts, to ensure easy access for all and great customer service too.
In the bustling Marina offices alternative vertical access needed to be provided for people unable to use the stairs. A Stannah Midilift SL vertical platform lift ensures alternative easy access over two floors for everyone unable to use the stairs. The lift was supplied in its own structure, with no need for a pit, so only required minimum building work. Its a very economical solution to easy movement around the offices. It also helps the building adhere to the latest building regulations in line with The Equality Act 2010.
The 2-stop lift travels from an inner hallway to a suite of offices on the upper floor. Unlike a conventional passenger lift, only the platform and operating panel moves within the fixed shaft, saving energy and so operating costs, compared to a conventional passenger lift.
Standard platform lifts, like the Midilift SL, are ideal for providing passenger vertical travel in buildings where the lift is not constantly in use, but rather provided for occasional use. The lift has easy operating buttons and a full height landing door on both levels. The large platform is designed to accommodate up to three standing passengers or a wheelchair user and one standing passenger.
Just across the extensive deck from the Marina office is The Boat that Rocks, a popular dining venue and bar with some of the best views on the south coast.
A large panoramic bar and restaurant area wraps around the ground floor of the building, providing a friendly family-orientated oasis in which to relax. Beyond the central service bar the busy kitchens service both this ground floor eatery and the first floor private function rooms.
For two floor service, this inviting rendezvous relies on its Stannah Trolleylift 250kg to make light work of the movement of food and goods. Upstairs, behind the function rooms sweeping bar is a small kitchen where the Trolleylift arrives straight from the working kitchen below. The busy service lift is essential for maintaining great service during the event by ferrying all the food and tableware with ease, leaving the staff to wait on the guests.
The entertainment suite overlooks the marina and affords great views right around the harbour, making it a very popular venue for special occasions. For ease of public access to the first floor a second Stannah Midilift SL sits alongside the steep stairway to the function room to ensure no one is left out of the party.