Demonstrating specialised lifting solutions

Published:  28 March, 2018

Hymo Lifts, recently oversaw a project to design, build and install a DDA lift at Shrewsbury Cathedral. Using its previous experience from a similar project completed at York Minster, Hymo worked in close partnership with specialist architects Arrol & Snell. A key consideration of this installation was that the location is of particular historic significance. The lift, therefore, had to be both functional and in-keeping with the overall aesthetic of the cathedral.

To achieve this, SLG worked closely alongside Arrol & Snell and a specialist building company to construct the core lift site in a way that would complement the environment it served.

Key features of the installation include a handrail, consisting of 15mm thick flush glass panels, which sits with a stainless steel tubular rail and a central vertical rectangular post. One side of the lift houses the control panel, while the opposite holds the load plate. In keeping with the location it serves, the lift is painted to a standard RAL 7030 stone grey.

Hymo commented that the installation was an interesting and rewarding project that enabled the company to demonstrate its capabilities for delivering highly specialised, lifting solutions.

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