Edmond Shipway Construction Consultants along with Ellenby Construction were appointed to undertake a major refurbishment project on behalf of the NHS at Tameside Hospital in Ashton-Under-Lyme. Silver Springs House is an old building on the site, requiring renovation for maintenance purposes and achieve full compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act.
A refurbishment of Silver Springs House at Tameside NHS Hospital in Ashton-Under-Lyme was required for maintenance purposes and to provide DDA compliant access to the first floor for mobility impaired patients, staff and visitors. Being an old building, space was extremely limited so there was only one solution which was to work externally.
An Aritco 7000 External Platform Lift was specified by Edmond Shipway Construction Consultants along with main contractor Ellenby Construction. Robust and reliable, this access lift is specifically designed for outdoor use with a weatherproof roof and shaft. With a small footprint and, with no additional space required for a machine room, this was a practical and cost-effective solution to the projects space considerable constraints. The Silver Springs House lift rises 4250mm, although it is possible to travel up to 10 metres and 6 stops with this model. The Aritco 7000 External Platform Lift also offers a number of bespoke modifications to meet individual project needs. In this case, a critical requirement was security : access control needed to integrate with the hospitals existing security system. This was achieved by installing an intercom between the ground floor lift access point and the office on the first floor.