Pitless Passenger Lift for Royal Academy of Arts

Tower Lifts is delighted to be working with the Royal Academy of Arts, at Burlington House in London, not least because we understand the importance of creative problem solving!

Our client has chosen to work with Tower Lifts because they recognise that we have over fifteen years of experience in fitting passenger lifts in London which both serve the needs of their operating environment, and are custom built to manage height and pit restrictions.

Low Pit Passenger Lift Solutions

We will be installing a low pit, restricted headroom, passenger lift, designed to carry the weight of up to 27 people. As with all of our passenger lift installations, our priority will be to meet the client’s operating specifications, whilst ensuring that our work complies with European safety standards. The low pit lift we tend to recommend for these conditions is a machine roomless alternative to the traditional hydraulic lift. Why do we like it? Well, it’s a very creative use of restricted space in that it offers an efficient, gearless solution which has the added advantage of being good for the environment, too.

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About the Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy exists to promote awareness and appreciation of art as both a product and a practice. Burlington House has been the home of the Royal Academy for over a century; situated on Piccadilly, London, it is the sole survivor of four town palaces that were built in the 17th century.

Tower Lifts will be installing a low pit passenger lift in the historic setting of Burlington House, Piccadilly


Working in historic buildings brings its own challenges, such as conservation regulations, non-standard spaces, and aesthetic considerations. Over the past two decades we have installed pitless lifts in a number of heritage environments, as well as galleries, hotels and shopping centres. As a result, our professional teams bring a wealth of experience to ensuring that the installation is ideally suited to the operating environment in which it is situated.

A Passenger Lift Company Meeting all Safety Regulations

Installing passenger lifts requires maximum accessibility, matched with maximum safety. At Tower Lifts we are fully compliant with Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) lift requirements and we are ISO9001:2008 Lift Cert. We are a UKAS approved company and all our staff are trained to strictly adhere to all lift regulations.

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Why Choose Tower Lifts to Install a Low Pit Passenger Lift

It is rare for a passenger lift installation to be entirely straightforward, especially when the environment is in use by the public, visiting an art exhibition for example, or attending lectures given by contemporary artists. Over the years Tower Lifts has become a leading provider of reduced pit and headroom solutions, for use in spaced-challenged environments.

We are experts when it comes to listening to the client’s needs and providing a bespoke passenger lift installation that is right for the context in which it will operate. We are used to working in prestigious buildings and developments in London, and our highly trained, professional engineers can guarantee that the lift installation they design will adhere strictly to safety regulations, serve the operating needs of its users, and provide an excellent service throughout its lifetime.

If you would like to learn more about our Pitless Lift options  please contact us today on 01525 601099 or by emailing info@tower-lifts.co.uk

In addition to a Pitless Passenger Lift, we can also install a variety of lifts in bespoke configurations, throughout the UK including:

Dometic Lifts   Food Lifts  Bespoke Platform Lifts  •  Service Lifts Platform Lifts Goods Lifts Scenic LiftsHeavy Duty / Car Lifts  • Passenger LiftsDumbwaiter Lifts • MRL Lifts • Fire lifts • Residential Lifts