Tower Lifts, A Platform Lift Company in London Completes Installation for £36 Million Leisure and Housing Complex

Earlier this year Tower Lifts won the contract to install two passenger lifts in a fascinating historic building in London’s East End. The Poplar Bath House was constructed in 1852 for the princely sum of £10,000 and was intended to provide bathing facilities for the local population. Since then it has been a boxing ring, cinema and theatre before finally closing its doors in 1988.

Currently it is being transformed into a leisure centre and housing complex incorporating a swimming pool and gym. In addition to the passenger lift installation, Tower Lifts has also installed a platform lift offering enhanced access to the full range of leisure activities.

Platform Lift Solutions for Historic Buildings

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Tower Lifts has a reputation for providing innovative platform lift solutions for heritage buildings

Poplar Baths is a Grade II listed building which means that there are strict guidelines as to the range of structural alterations that can take place. The two passenger lifts installed by the Tower Lifts team required a pitless solution as the building had insufficient space for a lift shaft. Our platform lift solutions enhance access for visitors or staff with visual or physical disabilities. The platform lift is large enough to take a wheelchair, can be designed to accommodate standard or curved stairways, and provides an elegant and efficient alternative to stairs or steps in historic buildings.

Platform Lift Regulations

Safety sits at the heart of everything we do; our aim when installing lifts is to align maximum accessibility, reliability and safety. At Tower Lifts our highly qualified staff teams are trained to understand and adhere to current platform lift regulations. We are fully compliant with the lift requirements stipulated by the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), and we are ISO9001:2008 Lift Cert. Customer satisfaction and peace of mind is what we have built our reputation on at Tower Lifts; passenger safety is the foundation stone to all the work we undertake.

Tower Lifts are First Choice Providers for all Your Lift Requirements

Over the past two decades Tower Lifts have provided vertical transportation for a number of heritage building projects. We understand the importance of environmentally-sensitive design when working within an historic context, and our designers and installers enjoy working closely with developers and conservationists to provide creative solutions even in the most challenging of buildings. Our team is a first choice provider of passenger and platform lift solutions for heritage properties because they bring skills and craftsmanship but most important, they have a range of experience which allows them to advise, consult and collaborate on projects requiring creative solutions.

If you have a lift installed which requires maintenance or servicing, we have a team of experts ready and willing to keep your lift working safely and efficiently


If you are looking for a Platform Lift Company in London or elsewhere, please contact us today on 01525 601099 or by email:

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 LiftsHeavy Duty / Car LiftsPassenger LiftsDumbwaiter LiftsMRL Lifts Fire liftsResidential Lifts low-Headroom Lifts