Platform Lifts for Wheelchairs


Across the UK, it’s good to see that towns and cities are gradually working towards becoming fully inclusive environments, and the development of the platform lift has played a huge part in this transformation. Installing vertical transport for people who are visually impaired, or who have limited mobility, is now a cost-effective option for the commercial sector, whatever the architectural challenges.

Platform lifts offer wheelchair users privacy, autonomy and access to multiple floors of a building. These kinds of lifts do not require overhead or pit clearances, and can be installed fast, without any disruptive construction works. It’s an access solution that is reasonably priced, and can be adapted to virtually any environment. Tower Lifts engineers design bespoke platform lifts– and they have not yet found an architectural challenge that couldn’t be overcome.

Types of Platform Lifts for Wheelchairs

Adaptability is the name of the game when it comes to platform lifts. We have fitted them indoors and out, in historic buildings, schools, warehouses, homes and shops. They can be customised to accommodate local needs, and provide operational autonomy for users. Whilst all our installations are bespoke, our range includes:

  • Enclosed Vertical Platform Lift – these run on either an hydraulic or electric system, and provide wheelchair users with access to multiple floors within a building. The controls are DDA compliant, and can be operated by the user, or by an external operator.
  • Step Lift – an elegant solution to inclusive access when it comes to split level flooring or short flights of stairs. The step lift can be operated autonomously and the transport is simple and reliable. These platform lifts can be installed indoors, or outside.
  • Temporary Bespoke Platform Lifts – these are designed to meet to specific requirements of the operating environment. Tower Lifts designers can create lifts that are temporary, run silently and smoothly, integrate with their surroundings, and utilise infrared remote controls.

Commercial Benefits of Owning Platform Lifts for Wheelchairs

Whilst it’s easy to argue the benefits of platform lifts for users, the benefits for owners can sometimes be neglected. Our commercial clients tell us that they prefer platform lifts to ramps because they take us less floor space, and offer users a better experience. They appreciate the additional customers platform lifts attract to their business, and they appreciate the high level of safety awareness that comes as standard when a platform lift is installed.

If you would like to know more about the platform lifts solutions we can install for wheelchair users, call our design team team today on 01525 601099 for more information.

Tower Lifts are an Experienced Platform Lifts Installer

For over 2 decades now, the Tower Lifts team have been designing and installing platform lifts. All our engineers are highly qualified, but they also have years’ of experience to bring to the job in hand. Whether they’re enhancing wheelchair access in a local college, or creating the inclusive vertical transport infrastructure for an exclusive London hotel, their primary concerns will always be the safety of passengers, the quality of the transport experience, and the autonomy of users.

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