Residential - Social Housing
This £12.5m Local Authority redevelopment of a former brownfield site provides a mixed-tenure development that will offer homes for affordable rent, shared ownership, and private sale.
There were 2 key deciding factors with the selection of Ideal lifts. The first being the building was Timber Frame with Ideal Lifts the market leader installing lifts into this method of construction. Being a repeat client of ours experienced with the Ideal Lifts Frame System , the contractor recognized the construction problems and issues with masonry lift shafts within timber buildings and adopted an MMC solution throughout.
The second deciding factor was the need for fully compliant Vandal Resistant, EN81-71 (Category 1) lifts. The Local Authority housing required a robust solution, which was fully achieved on this project.
Ideal Lifts installed two frame-mounted, 8 -person passenger lifts within the 4-storey apartment blocks, finished with our stylish Satin Stainless-Steel lift cars and landing entrances.
This lift was also fitted with our Automatic Remote Monitoring (ARM) System. Our advanced 24/7 ARM system provides building owners, managers and users additional confidence and peace of mind. The ARM system allows the lift to be monitored remotely which enables the service company to diagnose and resolve issues without having to visit site, resulting in improved response times for faults and reduced lift downtimes by knowing which replacement part is needed before we even attend site.
The development, split across two separate sites, will greatly boost essential housing provision with new homes. The 1st site provided 29 apartments, whilst the 2nd site provides 9 townhouses to the rear of the site and 24 apartments at the front.