Reliable lift solutions for places with building restrictions or small spaces

While you’ll see plenty of Stannah lifts in modern buildings, they’re also used to replace existing lifts, fitting a new lift in the tightest of existing lift shafts, or bringing new access possibilities to listed structures and existing buildings by adding an elevator despite any building limitations.

Overcoming challenges such as low headroom or reduced pit depth, we can help you comply with the current British and European regulations, such as EN81-21 (Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts in existing buildings).

Our projects range from appending a small passenger lift, with bespoke finishes, to the outside of a building for a private residential project, to placing an evacuation lift in a 150-year-old, Grade 2 listing building without an elevator. There’s not a project we can’t turn our hand to.

Tailored to your requirements, we take into account your building’s traffic flow and help you improve access and future-proof your building. If you’re considering the construction of a new lift shaft in an existing building or a replacement passenger lift in an existing shaft, then we can deliver.

Features and benefits

Adaptive Design

  • Even in a small shaft, our space-centric product design enables us to configure even the smallest of lift sizes, whilst maximising lift car space
  • We an create the smallest of lift sizes, from 3-5 persons in addition to larger sizes from our core range

Flexible Engineering

  • We're able to use existing lift shafts, with our unique FX structure helping to bear the load of the lift if needed
  • An elevator can easily be added to an existing building where reduced headroom and/or low pit are primary concerns
  • Using light-weight construction methods helps keep building disruption to a minimum throughout lift installation

Beauty & Safety

  • A full range of car finishes is available, including bespoke options, so the lift can perfectly complement its environment
  • All of our passenger lifts are fully compliant to the latest lift safety standards, including EN81-21, ensuring that your responsibilities as a lift owner/operator are fully met

We are proud of our ability to work closely with architects, builders and clients to achieve any requirement. Where needed, we can remove your existing lift, manage builder’s works or work alongside your preferred builder.

A vast choice of flexible sizes and format options mean we can work with the tightest spaces, or where there’s restricted headroom and pit and our platform lift range provides a helpful alternative if needed. 

Our highly skilled team will be happy to discuss the design of your lift shaft, talking through any headroom restrictions, building or other limitations. Contact us today to see how we can help you.

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