Case Study – Tower Lifts at The Amp, London

Case Study – Tower Lifts at The Amp, London

From Met to Amp – Elevating Education, Commerce, and Creativity

The Tower Lifts team recently completed work on the 150,000 square foot, Cat A refurbishment of The Amp (formerly London Metropolitan University) for Oktra, one of the UK’s leading office design and build companies.

Located at 41-71 Commercial Road, East London, the original building has undergone a stunning transformation inside and out and is now a stylish innovation hub housing a diverse academic community providing a blend of creativity, training, education, and commerce.

The redevelopment of the Met Building into The Amp required the installation of modern passenger and accessibility solutions within its existing structure. This included:

  • Installing 6 passenger lifts with varying capacities (8-12 passengers) to accommodate increased foot traffic within the educational and commercial hub.
  • Providing a dedicated firefighting lift to ensure swift emergency response.
  • Catering to different floor configurations, with 4 lifts serving 7 floors and 2 lifts reaching 8 floors.
  • Installing 2 additional disability platform lifts to comply with accessibility regulations and promote inclusivity within the building.

The Tower Lifts Solution

Tower Lifts, an established lift design and installation company, partnered with Oktra to deliver a comprehensive solution. Their scope of work included:

  • Project. Working closely with Oktra, architects and engineers, Tower Lifts completed the installation of 8 lifts for the building.
  • Lift Installation. Tower Lifts installed the 6 passenger lifts, including the firefighting lift, and the 2 disability platform lifts, ensuring an efficient operation and compliance with all safety regulations.
  • Project Management. Tower Lifts played a key role in coordinating with Oktra and other subcontractors, ensuring timely completion and adherence to project specifications.

In the heart of Whitechapel, Tower Lifts has contributed to The Amp’s transformation. Their integration of 6 passenger lifts, a dedicated firefighting lift, and 2 disability platform lifts ensures smooth traffic flow, inclusivity for all visitors, and swift emergency response.

About Tower Lifts

This project demonstrates Tower Lifts’ expertise in delivering complex lift solutions within large and complex refurbishment projects. Our collaborative approach, technical knowledge, and efficient execution contribute to successful project outcomes, which makes us a valuable and experienced partner for contractors and developers aiming to create modern and accessible buildings.

Since 2006, Tower Lifts has been a leading provider of passenger lifts, firefighter lifts and platform lifts across the UK. In order to ensure the ongoing performance excellence of our lift installations, we also offer scheduled maintenance and emergency repairs.

Tower Lifts is an ISO9001:2008 Lift Cert and UKAS approved company adhering to all current Lift Regulations.

If you have a refurbishment project you would like to talk to us about, 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