Passenger Lift Install for St Paul’s Hotel, Hammersmith, London
The Tower Lifts team are often asked for creative design solutions and lift installations in beautiful historic buildings, but St Paul’s Hotel in Hammersmith, London was a fascinating environment to work in by any standards. This elegant boutique hotel started life as St Paul’s School and was designed at the end of the nineteenth century by Alfred Waterhouse who was also the architect of the Natural History Museum. This stunning Victorian Gothic building also had a decisive part to play in the course of the Second World War; it was here that Winston Churchill, Eisenhower, and Montgomery met to plan the D-Day landings!
St Paul’s has now been lovingly refurbished as a luxury, boutique hotel, providing stylish accommodation to sightseeing visitors and corporate clients attending exhibitions at the nearby Olympia Exhibition Centre. Tower Lifts was asked to install a three-stop passenger lift for hotel guests, utilising the existing lift shaft which was part of the original architecture.
Reduced Headroom Passenger Lifts
Tower Lifts has a good deal of experience with lift shafts restricting the headroom available for installation. As a consequence of the new Lifts Regulations which was implemented in April 2016, existing buildings requiring lift installations with reduced headroom, must apply to the Government Department of Business, Innovation, and Skills for a derogation order before they can proceed with installation of a low pit lift. In this case the application was successful, and we were able to proceed with the installation.
Creating A Stylish Lift for Stylish Surroundings
St Paul’s Hotel requested custom finishes for their passenger lift install in order to ensure the seamless integration of 21st century technology with its historical surroundings. Our design team are particularly adept at finding ways to fuse contemporary style with traditional features and this was exactly the kind of approach that was required. With two decades of experience as lift designers and installers we understand that successful lift design combines state-of-the art technology with a knowledge of 21st century taste and the defining features of our client’s brand.
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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 Lifts