Case Study: ​The Royal Opera House Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop

The London and the South East Branch of Stannah Lift Services has completed the installation of a 13-person, traction-drive Stannah Xtralift. It will provide easy access over three floors within the office section of the Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop located on the award-winning High House Production Park in Purfleet, Thurrock, Essex.

Playing a supporting role in un grand projet d’opéra

Operating between the ground floor, 1st-floor administration offices and 2nd-floor viewing gallery, the Xtralift provides vital access for staff and visitors to this eco-friendly, domed construction that was awarded Silver at the Considerate Constructors Scheme National Site Awards 2011.

Clad in cedar-wood and topped by a sedum-planted roof with a 19m apex, the building houses a 400m2 floor area dedicated to the design, construction and delivery of scenery for the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London.

Relocated from London’s East End in response to the original site being requisitioned by the 2012 Olympic Games, this green masterpiece overlooks the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge and the Thames, and forms the discreet focus of a developing 14-acre park which will also house the National Skills Academy for backstage and offstage skills.


…on Stannah specification

Supremely rugged and reliable, the Xtralift is finished in satin stainless steel. The car features light grey wall panels, a half-height rear wall mirror, and a dark grey ceiling that houses ‘constellation’ lighting, reflecting in the smooth finish anthracite floor.

Stannah’s Xtralift range of passenger lifts is designed for busy environments requiring more people-carrying capacity. Xtralifts also offer the ability to travel a little further and faster than a standard passenger lift. The Xtralift comes with everything you would expect from Stannah: quality engineering, great lift car finishes, excellent customer service and local after-sales service, nationwide.

“Installing the Stannah Xtralift was an essential element of our building and we are delighted with the outcome – a lift that blends discreetly with its surroundings, providing reliable access to all levels of the building.”
Mark Pursey, Head of Construction, Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop

…on flexibility

Six models offer people-carrying capacities from 17-33 persons, with a host of features and finishes and options to create the ideal lift for every application, including high capacity and heavy usage; shopping trolley or baggage handling; demanding environments of every type; and where otherwise multiple lifts would be required.

…on maintenance

The Xtralift was installed with a Stannah 1-year, full maintenance package as part of the contract. It is serviced by the Dartford branch of Stannah Lift Services, a nationwide network providing 24 hour, 365 days a year support. This covers service, repair, modernisation and refurbishment of all types of lifts, stairlifts, escalators and moving walkways – not only those from the Stannah product range, but also other lift manufacturers’ equipment. Stannah also offers a bespoke lifts service, custom-building lifts to meet customers’ specific requirements.

…on the Stannah promise

Stannah is committed to delivering:

  • The best quality products
  • Superior service
  • Good value for money
  • And, last but not least, complete reliability

…and on a 150-year lift manufacturing pedigree