Disabled Access Lifts for Galleries, Theatres and Museums

Disabled Access Lifts for Galleries, Theatres and Museums

Tower Lifts Provide Disabled Access Lifts for Public Attractions

“The Arts Council uses the social model of disability. The social model is based on the principle that disability is caused by the way society is organised, rather than by a person’s impairment or difference. It puts the emphasis on what needs to be done to identify and remove barriers.”

Arts Council Document

The British public is consistently curious, which is why over 5 million people visit our museums and galleries each year. Approximately 18% of them, or 900,000 visitors, will be disabled. So, ensuring disabled access for lifts, theatres and museums is no small task for owners, managers, and theatre administrators across the UK.

The Arts Council recommends that all new buildings dedicated to the arts “should adopt the principles of inclusive design and see diversity as an opportunity.” For older buildings there are a number of adaptations that can be made, including platform lifts for wheelchair users.

Tower Lifts Working With the Arts

Over the past two decades Tower Lifts has worked in a number of buildings serving the arts, including the Barbican, the Royal Academy of Arts and Glyndebourne Opera House. The UK arts sector is eager to open up access to disabled visitors using lift technology, and we’re always delighted to be part of these projects.

Platform lifts are specifically designed to enhance access for visitors in wheelchairs. They’re also adaptable and need no lift shaft for installation. There are 3 platform lift types that we can adapt for use in new, or heritage arts buildings:

Bespoke Platform Lift Design and Installation

Retrofitting a platform lift into an existing building requires design which is tailored to the existing architecture. Tower Lifts designers work with building managers and arts organisations to create ease of access for wheelchair users, without impacting on the aesthetic of the environment.

Tailored Maintenance Contract

The disabled access lifts we’ve installed in galleries, theatres and museums are used a good deal. Which is why we recommend a tailored maintenance contract for your platform lift installation. This offers the level of maintenance recommended, once volume of usage is taken into account. It guarantees 24/7 emergency repairs and ensures that components are efficiently modernised when appropriate.

If you would like to speak to a Tower Lifts engineer about installing a platform lift in your gallery, theatre, or museum, 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