“We found Niche to be very professional as they paid the upmost attention to Health and Safety, as well as customer service. A number of problems with the overall project could have been avoided if all contractors had been as reliable and attentive as Niche Lifts.” – Kelvin Holford, County Commissioner
Niche Lifts were contracted by Kent Scouts to provide lift access for two of their buildings in Lower Grange Farm, Maidstone. Their site has had a great deal of publicity and success over the years, having been opened by their Chief Scout, Bear Grylls, and featuring on BBC’s Homes under the Hammer. Therefore, they decided that in order to continue their progression and success, the entire site needed to be fully accessible to those with disabilities. They required the first lift for their converted, modernised activity barn and the second for their hospitality centre.
The first lift was installed in the hospitality centre, it was a two-stop enclosed platform lift enabling easy access to the first floor meeting room. The internal platform lift Niche Lifts provided required limited building work and installation time. Additionally, this aesthetically pleasing Equality Act compliant lift is easy to use and reliable, providing safe and dependable access to the first floor and ideal for passengers who are either wheelchair bound or have mobility problems. The fully glazed lift is housed in a white-framed structure, which complements the appeal of the building.
The second installation was for a three-stop Niche Altair Vertical Enclosed Lifts in the converted barn; an ideal choice for buildings that need a number of floors to be accessible. Inside the Kent Scouts’ barn is a climbing wall, and the lift was an essential part of the barn conversion to provide access for wheelchair bound or mobility impaired visitors assessing the top floor level where the climbing platform is located. To find out more information about the different platform lifts available, please visit our main platform lifts page.