Case Study: A Stannah platform lift ups access in Clip ’n Climb Ipswich

When it comes to conquering vertical climbing challenges, a Stannah Midilift SL platform lift is a star performer in the brand-new Clip ‘n Climb Ipswich.

This £2.25m indoor climbing centre is located in Ransomes Europark in Suffolk. It is the first of its kind in the UK and the largest in the world, with facilities ranged over two floors:

  • The climbing zone that rises throughout the entire height of the building
  • An Arcade and Gaming Zone
  • Soft play area
  • Paddy & Scott’s Café
  • Event rooms 
  • Toilets and showers

The Stannah vertical lift is sited next to the stairs and carries people from the ground floor to the mezzanine/viewing level—a distance of three metres. It brings powered access for visitors of all ages and mobilities, including wheelchair users.

At ground level, the access lift has a fully glazed door and a small ramp for easy access while at the upper level, the half-height, gated model is ideal for the requirements of a mezzanine floor.

The disabled lift was specified by Ed Perryman, Architectural Technologist at Barefoot & Gilles:

“We specified the Stannah Midilift SL platform lift because it combines cost-efficiency with performance, after-sales support and the reassurance of an established name in the lift industry. 

“The half-height gated capability was ideal for the mezzanine floor. The lift has also ensured that Clip ‘n Climb Ipswich’s owners meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010

“Importantly, it has ensured that this unique facility is an inclusive activity highspot in Suffolk.

A simple, cost-effective lift solution

Hydraulic drive system: Energy efficient, accurate levelling, easy to maintain
Carries up to 400kg: Five people or a wheelchair user and companion
Easy to use: Large, illuminated constant-pressure buttons
Easy to install: Supplied in its own structure—quick and easy to install as there’s no need for a built shaft
Durable and stylish: Finished in a light vinyl skin plate— durable and easy to clean
Simple, safe and economical: Fewer moving parts than mechanical and electrical systems
The Stannah Midilift hydraulic-system range is manufactured in the UK and is suitable for all market sectors, from education and retail to offices, public buildings and private homes. All models add value and deliver smooth, efficient service for years.

As with all Stannah lift products, the Midilift SL platform lift is covered by Stannah’s comprehensive lift service plan. This includes four service visits in the first year, with continued lift maintenance by the East Anglia branch of Stannah Lift Services. This branch is part of a nationwide network providing comprehensive lift servicing and support.