Case Study: Stannah lifts duo moves people and goods in new Yorkshire schools

A Stannah Midilift SL vertical platform lift and a Trolleylift 300kg service lift are delivering essential movement of people and goods in Dixons Music Primary and Dixons Trinity Academy, two mainstream free schools in Bradford, Yorkshire.

The wheelchair platform lift brings equality of movement over 3 floors to mobility compromised individuals, including wheelchair users, in Dixons Music Primary; and a trolley lift carries food trolleys over 2 floors between the kitchen and refectory in the neighbouring Dixons Trinity Academy.

Complementing stair access to three floors of educational facilities, the vertical platform lift operates at a speed of .080m/s over a distance of 4944mm. It is manually operated via simple push-button controls, has a roomy platform of 1100mm x 1400mm that assists free movement; and an intercom for safety and communication at all times. The disabled lift also has panoramic fully glazed doors that complement the school’s modern, airy aesthetic. The backlit ceiling incorporates an energy efficient timer which switches off the lighting when the lift is not in use.

The service lift has through-car capability and operates at a speed of 0.17m/s over a distance of 1350mm. The lift is fully automatic with call and send panels at each landing entrance and finished in tough, grey baked enamel. Alternate hinged doors ensure easy entrance and exit of the roll-cages on both floors, whilst a concertina shutter leaf gate ensures goods stay secure in transit. The lift was supplied in a self-supporting structure for ease of installation in a well measuring 1320mmD x 1320mmW.

The Stannah lifts were specified by the architects, BDP, who...

...“needed the reassurance of a known company to supply and install quality lifts. Stannah are a recognised brand, known to BDP and able fulfil the requirements of the specification and the tight construction programme. Stannah’s full after-sales lift service will ensure the school has peace of mind with complete ongoing support for the lifts’ lifetime.”
BDP Architects

Installing, owning and operating a wheelchair lift helps owners meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. Likewise, the Trolleylift helps owners to meet Manual Handling Regulations. Both lifts improve the movement of people and goods– all with the reassurance of continued lift service and maintenance by the North West England and North Wales branch of Stannah Lift Services.