Stannah in London and the South East – Dartford

A warm welcome from Branch Manager, Paul Hill. Thank you for visiting our branch pages. As part of a nationwide 24/7 service, we are dedicated to the safe and efficient operation of lifts (including very large goods lifts - up to several tons), escalators and moving walkways right across London and the South East, from our offices in Dartford. Our team are here to answer your calls and our highly-trained engineers are out and about in the region – never far away. Our sister branch in Orpington look after smaller lift equipment and stairlifts.

More about our services in London and the South East region


As part of a nationwide 24/7 service, we manage the safe and efficient operation of passenger/goods lifts, escalators and moving walkways. Our sister branch in Orpington looks after stairlifts, step lifts, homelifts, platform lifts, goods-only service lifts and dumbwaiters. Together our comprehensive service covers London, all its regions and the South East right down to the Sussex coast – and everywhere in between.


24/7, 365 days a year. Our emergency breakdown cover will put your lift, escalator or moving walkway back into service.

Not just Stannah!

We look after all types of lifts from ALL manufacturers. Our engineers also refurbish and modernise current equipment and supply and install new lift, escalator and moving walkway products of all types for special projects.

In Dartford we look after hundreds of lifts. This includes most of the Network Rail station lifts in our region, the whole Docklands Light Railway Network and the Emirates Skyline to and from the O2. Major lift refurbishment projects include the London Hippodrome, Kings Cross Station, Paddington Station and London Bridge. Bespoke lifts for high-end housing are included in our portfolio.

Service contracts

We offer a complete maintenance, breakdown and repair service, based around a range of 3 maintenance contracts designed to suit your every need and budget. Not just contract customers! Simply call us on 01322 287828 and we will do all we can to help.

Our customers

Every one of our customers is our priority. We look after lifts in hospitals, schools, universities, railway stations, hotels, shops, restaurants, pubs and clubs, ships (yes, our lifts are on the ss Great Britain), museums, offices, cinemas, leisure centres, public buildings and, of course, in many private homes. We provide responsible, professional and friendly lift services to keep lift stock moving efficiently and safely in our region.

Our ethos

People, apprenticeships, community

Stannah puts people at the top of its agenda. This is reflected in everything we do with our customers, suppliers and our own staff. People development is high on the priority list and, in return, we receive great dedication and loyalty from our employees. In Dartford our team is full of local knowledge and many of us have lived and worked in the London area for many years.

Giving youngsters an opportunity is also a high priority so each year the company takes on a number of apprentices. We have 64 engineering apprentices across the whole Stannah service network.

We support the communities in which our staff live and work by getting involved in local causes and releasing our staff to volunteer. Projects are nominated by our staff so we can help wherever possible.

Stannah has been endorsed as a ‘Which? Trusted trader’ following an assessment and inspection of its stairlift installation business. The accolade reflects Stannah’s commitment to dependable, first-rate customer service.

Our latest news...

​A Kindly Stannahsaur Helps Out in Chingford Care Home

20 Jun 2017

Pop in to St Ives Lodge Care Home in North Chingford, East London, and you will spot the latest in a long line of kindly Stannahsaurs – a Piccolo platform lift that has been helping staff and…

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A milestone at London Bridge

14 Jun 2017

The £1bn redevelopment of London Bridge Station is part of Network Rail’s railway upgrade plan and the government-sponsored Thameslink programme which will transform north-south travel through London…

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150 years of engineering excellence – now there’s something to celebrate!

06 Jun 2017

There’s something a bit special about Stannah at the Facilities Show – we are 150 years old!

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Stannah 150 Staff Portraits - Colin Payne

22 May 2017

It is 150 years since Joseph Stannah founded the company in the London docks and today Stannah employ over 1700 people. Like our founder Joseph Stannah, we recognise the importance of our staff, many…

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Stannah lift expertise for London Luton Airport

16 May 2017

The redevelopment of London Luton Airport (LLA) will feature Stannah lifts, escalators and moving walkways.

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Glittering Gold for Stannah

09 May 2017

Glittering Gold for Stannah - in the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2017. The Stannah Group of Companies are celebrating a Gold Medal (ninth consecutive gold) Award for health and safety, in this,…

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Stannahsaur Sighting in W1 Hotel!

08 May 2017

In 1988, a Stannah Piccolo passenger lift went on a working holiday to the charming Hotel La Place in Marylebone, loved it, decided to stay and delivers excellent service, with no sign of quitting.

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Stannah celebrates 150 years of engineering excellence

11 Apr 2017

Stannah celebrates 150 years of engineering excellence with: • A year-long celebration to take place • New timeline features never-before-seen images of the Stannah history • 150% match funding for…

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Short listed in Construction News Awards

15 Mar 2017

In their 150th anniversary year, Stannah has been selected as a finalist in the Specialist Contractor category of the 2017 Construction News Awards, making the shortlist from among a fantastic number…

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​2017: A Lift Odyssey – Stannah’s Piccolo Passenger Lift Stars in NEW Low Carbon District Energy Centre

14 Feb 2017

A Stannah Piccolo passenger lift delivers access for all in the new Low Carbon District Energy Centre, Greenwich Peninsula, London – the largest residential new-build district heating system in…

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Peabody Nods for Stannah Passenger Lifts in St John’s Hill Social Housing Regeneration

11 Jan 2017

Geo. Peabody, Esq. (the 19th-century founder of one of the oldest and largest housing associations in London) nods warmly at the nine Stannah Xtralift passenger lifts installed in the redevelopment of…

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Contract Win: 10 Stannah Passenger Lifts for Chase Farm Hospital Redevelopment

21 Dec 2016

​Stannah Lifts has secured the NEC 3 contract to supply and install seven 33-person and three 17-person passenger lifts as part of the redevelopment of Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield, North London…

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