Case Study – Scenic Glass Lift for Kew Gardens Treetop Walkway
Covering 120 hectares, Kew Gardens is London’s largest UNESCO world heritage site. One of the many highlights on offer is the Treetop Walkway. Standing at a height of 18 metres above the ground, the Walkway offers visitors to Kew Gardens an opportunity to experience the magnificent trees up close.
From this elevated vantage point, it’s possible to both survey the grandeur of the tree canopy, and examine the intricate ecosystem present in the uppermost branches of the trees, which is home to a variety of insects, birds, fungi, and lichen.
Tower Lifts Installs a Scenic Glass Lift at Kew
The 118 steps up to the treetop walkway are part of the adventure for many people, but for wheelchair users, or mobility impaired visitors they mean that the attraction is out of bounds. When Kew decided to introduce a lift to enhance access to the walkway, Tower Lifts was contracted to install it.
The new, scenic glass lift travels over 18 metres from the ground to the walkway, providing vertical transport for wheelchair users, mobility impaired visitors and anyone wishing to avoid the steep climb to the top of the steps.
Delivering on Our Client’s Brief
Tower Lifts installers worked to our client’s exacting technical and aesthetic specifications. There were a number of design challenges along the way, which were resolved efficiently and successfully by our engineers.
The end product achieves everything we aspire to create with every lift we install. It fulfils the function of vertically transporting visitors to the walkway, but – beyond that – the sleek, glass lift offers a memorable experience of travelling weightlessly through the canopy to achieve a new perspective, over the trees, on arrival.
About Tower Lifts
For the past two decades, Tower Lifts has been a leading provider of scenic lifts in London and across the UK. In addition to the bespoke design and installation of glass lifts, panoramic lifts and scenic lifts, we also offer ongoing maintenance and emergency repairs. Tower Lifts is an ISO9001:2015 Lift Cert and UKAS approved company adhering to all current Lift Regulations.
Would you like to speak to a Tower Lifts engineer about our bespoke design and installation of glass lifts, scenic lifts, or panoramic lifts? Call us today on 01525 601099.
Tower Lifts carry out design and installation on a varied range of lifts throughout the UK including:
Domestic Lifts • Food Lifts • Bespoke Platform Lifts • Service Lifts • Platform Lifts • Goods Lifts • Scenic Lifts • Heavy Duty / Car Lifts • Passenger Lifts • Dumbwaiter Lifts • MRL Lifts • Fire lifts • Residential Lifts • low-Headroom Lift