New to their range of vertical platform lifts, an easy-to-use Stannah Lowriser is making Mexican dining totally accessible for wheelchair-users in the Bournemouth branch of bar and restaurant chain, Chimichanga which, apparently, is Spanish for thingamajig!
Nothing thingamajiggy about Chimichanga Bournemouth, though. This family-friendly eating house serves authentic Latin-American, Tex-Mex and Mexican dishes in an informal setting, with the Lowriser providing access for wheelchair-users over a one-metre flight of steps leading from the street-level foyer to the restaurant below. A stylish jet-black finish and glass panel sides ensure the lift complements the restaurants Mexican earthtone décor.
Working closely with designer, Zeki Nejat of Zeki Interiors Ltd, the Lowriser was specified by Liam Hainesworth, Project Manager at Gary Bluff Projects Limited, a bespoke refitting services specialist based in Derbyshire:
Having worked with Stannah before and building up a working relationship with Melody Hughes, I decided that we would use them as our lift supplier for their continuous efforts to ensure that they meet our needs every time. Often with our projects we have very limited timescales in which a project must be completed, and Stannah always pulls out all the stops to make a project complete each and every time. From a design perspective, Bournemouth was a difficult project to ensure the lift worked within its surrounds. Often with disabled lifts they can be seen as unsightly and non-architectural; however, we ensured that this lift complemented its surroundings. The lift itself was placed within a bamboo-clad entrance, with granite upstands and tile returns, making some of the junctions difficult to understand. It was down to the closely worked team and Gary Bluff Projects, Zeki Interiors, and Stannah, that the lift became a success first time round.
Ideal for internal or external vertical travel up to one metre, the Lowriser brings choice and flexibility to all types of public buildings, schools, colleges, shops etc. Available in three platform sizes with a range of optional features, this step lift carries a rated load of up to 300kg at a contract speed of 0.02mps, and automatically returns to ground level after use.
The Lowriser complies with all statutory regulations, standards and directives such as CE marking, Part M of the Building Regulations, BS 8300:2009 Code of Practice, and BS6440:1999, the current British Standard for Powered Lifting Platforms. It also helps Chimichanga Bournemouths owners meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.
The Stannah Lowriser is serviced by the Southern England branch of Stannah Lift Services, part of a nationwide network providing 24 hour, 365 days a year support.