Opened in 2001, market leader The Third Space, located in London’s buzzing Soho has been refurbishing and updating some of its facilities, one of which was to provide greater access for those with limited mobility. The Third Space is a members-only health and fitness club that takes an integrated, alternative approach towards health, exercise, medicine, nutrition and fun. The Soho-based club has a wide and diverse range of members working or living locally in W1 and Central London, some with limited mobility, so having a high quality and reliable lift was of great importance to The Third Space.
The lift chosen by The Third Space was a 2 stop, 410 kg/5 persons through-car platform lift. In this instance the lift was installed in a custom-made internal lift shaft with the ground floor lift entrance opening in the centre’s reception area. The installation was completed to pre-agreed time scales and to budget, and was exactly what Derek De Freitas, the external consultant to The Third Space had promised our customer.
Suzanne Poole, The Third Space’s Practice Manager said “although I was not communicating directly with Niche Lifts, all of the reports I had were very positive about the project and now the lift falls to us to manage, it’s proven entirely reliable and a great help to those members who need assistance with stairs.”
Now that the installation is complete, the lift provides comfortable access for those with limited mobility or in wheelchairs. The lift transports passengers between the centre’s fitness amenities, studios and consulting rooms located on the ground and first floor.
The Third Space were extremely happy with the outcome of the quick installation and feel the platform lift’s aesthetics are a complementary addition to their facility.