When the Cotswold Motor Group, which specialises in new and approved used BMWs, MINIs and BMW bikes, spent £1.5m building a brand new, state-of-the-art MINI dealership in Hereford, it needed a platform lift to allow less able employees to access offices on the building’s first floor.
Being a regular customer of movemanSKG, Cotswold consulted the wheelchair lift specialist for a solution. movemanSKG recommended Prestige, its flagship platform lift popular with customers all over the UK and suitable for a wide range of applications.
John Mann, Project Manager, explains: “Being a conscientious employer, making our premises accessible to those with mobility impairments comes first and foremost. Of course we also need to comply with the Equality Act, which applies to all places of work. After consulting movemanSKG, we opted for Prestige and had the unit installed inside the stairwell that leads to the building’s upper level.”
Cotswold’s two-stop Prestige lifts 400kg approximately three metres from the ground floor workshop and showroom to the first floor offices. It has a contemporary clean finish, meaning it blends well with its high-spec surroundings, and a 1100 x 1500mm platform that comfortably accommodates a wheelchair plus an attendant.
“The main installation challenge was coordinating the lift installation with all the other building works,” continued Mann. “However, movemanSKG performed admirably, harmonising its activity alongside other contractors to get Prestige set up as quickly as possible without slowing anyone else down. During a new build delays cost money, so we appreciated the efficiency of movemanSKG’s team.”
movemanSKG’s Prestige is ideal for applications where aesthetics is important because of the wide range of colours, finishes and options available, enabling customers to tailor the unit to precisely match any interior design. It has a range of safety features, such as automatically locking doors to prevent people entering the shaft when the platform is in motion, making it also suitable for use around children.
Prestige is a highly flexible unit and comes with inclusive service visits during the first year of ownership.