When you arrive at your destination after a long day of travelling, the last thing you want is to struggle with heavy luggage and bags up and down flights of stairs. Therefore, it is imperative for every hotel to have the appropriate access levels set in place, not only for those with heavy luggage, but more importantly for those with disabilities and limited mobility.
London Kings Hotel is a new hotel located across two existing and fully refurbished buildings on London’s bustling Edgware Road. The hotel’s main, seven storey lift did not go to the basement, so to ensure that all who use the hotel have easy access to all floors, a new two stop (ground to basement) platform lift was needed. This was vital to provide access to the basement for those with limited mobility and to allow the hotel staff to easily transfer goods from floor to floor.
Nesh Hussan, buyer for the hotel, was set the task of sourcing an appropriate lift that would travel between the basement floor (lounge area) and reception. During this installation, the hotel and the internal Costa Coffee area was to be in daily use. As a result, the hotel had to adhere to strict time frames and the job be completed quickly and so they were in search of a lift that was easy to install and a company who could be relied on to deliver and install to requirements.
Nesh’s search began online, where his exploration took him to the Niche Lifts website. Whilst there, he was impressed with the sizeable amount of choices and options, so gave Niche a call.
On speaking with Niche Lifts, Nesh was impressed with our proposal and the team’s helpful and informative advice, expanding that we won him over with our presentation, and in particular, our competitive pricing. After talking through the options, a decision was made in the form of a two-stop internal platform lift. Not only is the lift compliant with Part M of building regulations, it is also certified for controlled goods movements.
After the quick and efficient installation, the platform lift can now transport passengers with luggage or one wheelchair user with luggage between floors. The lift is also used frequently for the transportation of laundry, as the basement of the hotel is where the hotel’s linen is predominantly stored.