Lifts for listed and historic buildings

Our access options complement the character of heritage buildings

We work with many of the UK's leading heritage sites, to improve access without compromising the unique character of each building.

For custodians of historic properties, it’s a common challenge. How do you improve access in a way that is in keeping with the building itself, and meets both the Listed Building Regulations and Equality Act 2010?

Solving access problems at heritage sites

At Stannah, this has become something of a speciality. We help architects make a statement, work with English Heritage for the perfect lift solution and facilities managers to accomplish their lift maintenance and repair responsibilities. We also customise lifts to blend in and install lifts aboard the SS Great Britain herself!

With our expert knowledge, our engineers can help all building professionals with their projects, from a bespoke lift installation to reviving an existing lift. And because we have such a broad range of lift options and lift services to choose from, we can often improve access where no solution seemed possible. For example:

A broad range of answers, and a creative approach

Most importantly, we listen carefully to what you want to achieve. And we work alongside you to find an answer to your own, unique challenge.  

After all, we have 150 years of heritage of our own.

Please feel free to browse our heritage clients’ stories, or to contact our team. If you have a heritage project, we’ll be excited to hear from you. ​​​

Our latest news...

Read the latest blog: BREEAM & lifts

10 Oct 2019

Find out about BREEAM credits for lifts, escalators and moving walkways for new construction to post-construction and refurbishment

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Stannah's Top 10 Blogs of 2018

20 Nov 2018

With the end of the year fast approaching, we thought we’d share our top ten blog posts on lifts that have captured the most attention.

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Stannah Passenger Lift Rebuilds Access in Restoration of the Chapel, Royal Victoria Country Park 

17 Oct 2018

A Stannah Passenger Lift rebuilds access in the £3.5 m restoration of the Chapel at Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley, Hampshire.

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Stannah Passenger Lifts Uphold Mobility in International Bomber Command Centre

09 Aug 2018

Two Stannah passenger lifts bring freedom of access for people of all mobilities to International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC), Lincolnshire.

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Stannah and Brunel's SS Great Britain feature in Conservation and Heritage Magazine

24 May 2018

As the latest attraction opens in Bristol at the home of the SS Great Britain all eyes are on accessibility.

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Showtime for Stannah at the Facilities Event 2018

10 Apr 2018

The much-anticipated Facilities Event is now in full swing at Birmingham’s NEC, for the first day of the three-day show.

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Showtime!!

14 Mar 2018

Stannah are on the road to three important shows this year. First up the Facilities Management Show at the NEC 10-12 April 2018. Offload your lift portfolio problems on Stand FM66 - Stannah can always…

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A sneak preview

18 Jan 2018

Stannah get a sneak preview of the exciting new addition to the ss Great Britain site in Bristol that includes a Stannah Piccolo lift

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Stannah: Committed to Continuing Professional Development

26 Sep 2017

Stannah sponsors CPD 17 2017: Specifying lifts in commercial buildings – an online learning module for architects and specifiers that explains the most important accessibility requirements and design…

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​Open to God – Open to All: A Stannahsaur Supports Equal Access in Oxford Church

09 Aug 2017

A 1997 predecessor of the Stannah Midilift ferries generations of Christians between two floors in this Church.

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​Contract Win: Stannah Piccolo lift for SS Great Britain Visitor Centre

22 May 2017

Stannah has won the contract to supply & install a Piccolo passenger lift in the extension of the SS Great Britain.

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Stannah celebrates 150 years of engineering excellence

11 Apr 2017

Stannah celebrates 150 years with never before-seen images of Stannah history and 150% match funding for all employees.

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