Case Studies

Lift Refurbishment Contract

Following a competitive tendering exercise, Guideline Lift Services was awarded the Lift Refurbishment Contract for seven lifts over a phased three year period. During the works which involved the major reconstruction of two passenger lifts and five goods passenger lifts, the centre continued to operate normally and disruption needed to be minimised. The lifts were modernised sequentially programmed to avoid busy periods leading up to Christmas and New Year peak times. Each lift underwent a major reconstruction and only Guide rails and counterweights were retained. All new equipment was specified to a high standard to achieve a 25-year life cycle and be durable enough for the harsh environment. Guideline Lift Services was appointed as principle contractor under the CDM regulations and all builders work were included to complete the project.

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BUPA Brighton Lift Installation Project

Lift Installation Project The Client vacated the building whilst it underwent a complete re-fit including all new services and lifts. The building was served by two hydraulic lifts which did not handle the floor to floor traffic efficiently and often overheated. The services consultants specified complete replacement of the hydraulic lifts with two electric traction machine room-less lifts operating at an increased speed and capable of 180starts/hour to better handle the inter-floor traffic whilst reducing energy consumption. Guideline secured the contract to remove the existing lifts and install two new eight person lifts within the existing shafts. The new lifts were gearless AC traction with energy saving drives and controllers fitted with ECO software. The new machines were positioned at high level within the lift shafts, whilst the controllers were located remotely in the old hydraulic pump room. Following re-occupation, the client has benefited from improved and more efficient lift service with reduced running costs.

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Lift Modernisation Project: Dacorum Borough Council

Lift Modernisation Project Cranford House is a nursing home and was served by one passenger lift to provide access to the upper floor for the residents. The existing lift was 30 years old and in need of a complete refurbishment to maintain reliability and meet the equality act. Removing the lift from service would prevent residents from accessing the common areas at ground floor and so it was decided to install an additional platform lift prior to modernising the passenger lift. A new lift shaft and foundations were constructed on an external elevation of the building and a new platform lift installed and commissioned. After a satisfactory proving period, the passenger lift was removed from service and modernised completely to ensure compliance with the equality act and to incorporate heavy duty equipment to ensure a further 25year life cycle. All generic equipment was installed manufactured by independent suppliers based in the UK. The property now benefits from two permanent lifts.

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The Royal Garden Hotel: Lift Modernisation

The Royal Garden Hotel: Lift Modernisation, Kensington High St. The existing ‘back of house’ lift was traditionally used by staff for the movement of linen and baggage. The Hotel had identified a need for access to some parts of the building for guests with mobility difficulties and it was decided to upgrade the goods lift to meet the Equality Act along with a general modernisation of the original 1970’s equipment. Guideline secured the contract to comprehensively modernize the lift to provide a further 25 year life. As part of this exercise a new machine and VVVF drive system was installed, door equipment replaced and the lift car completely upgraded. All new safety components were incorporated to comply fully with EN81-80. The project was completed within the operational Hotel and was commissioned ahead of program and on budget prior to the busy Christmas period. All associated builders works were included to provide a ‘Turn-Key’ project. Noisy works which were necessary to remove concrete padstones were scheduled for periods when adjacent hotel rooms were unoccupied. All equipment utilized was of proven generic type manufactured by independent companies within the UK.

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Marlowe House Lift Refurbishment (+ £500,000 value)

In 2008 our company was awarded a contract on a direct basis with the Metropolitan Police Authority to extensively refurbish five lifts within Marlowe House, Sidcup, Kent. The project comprises of the refurbishment of four high-speed passenger lifts and one single fireman’s lift, which serves 15 floors.

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Rosehill Court, Brighton (above £50,000 value)

In 2010 our company was awarded a contract on a direct basis with Brighton & Hove City Council to replace an existing hydraulic lift with an electric traction passenger lift serving three floors.

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