Modernisation Project Summary
Owned by the Warner Leisure group, this Grade I listed mansion was completed in 1674 and was reportedly visited by Charles II, and William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, who held cabinet meetings in the gardens.
Set in 25 acres of gardens in the Wye Valley, Holme Lacy is one of Herefordshire’s treasures. There’s plenty to do, with daily entertainment, an indoor pool, and a choice of restaurants. The hotel also arranges visits around the area, including the Cathedral City of Hereford.
Existing Lift Installation
The building has a number of lifts scattered around this flagship hotel, however this lift only provide access to the top in this particular area of the hotel. This area was served by one Stannah hydraulic 3 floor open front 630kg/8 person passenger lift, installed in the mid 1990’s and shown no significant sign of investment other than a recently replaced door operator. This lift had been regularly breaking down predominantly caused by heat build up of the hydraulic oil after high periods of traffic demand. Like most hotels, the lift was business critical due to the restricted area this lift served.. Like its sister hotel (Bembridge) the client consulted with Concept Elevators it was proposed for a full modernisation of the hydraulics, control system and a car reline to freshen up the tired lift car interior
Summary of Modernisation Works
- Full Hydroelite control system and hydraulic package.
- New landing stations, Landing indicators and Car Operating Panel.
- New Global door operator, Car Door, Car Sill and Landing Equipment.
- New car reline to match some new lifts recently installed by Concept for the Warner Group
- New Landing door panel skins – Added to the original contracted works (Door frames painted by Hotel)
- New certified Electrics by a qualified NIC EIC electrical contractor.
- Skip and Site Storage
- Testing and commissioning by an independent Engineer.
- Formal customer hand over.
This lift was planned over a three week period, again co-ordinating with the hotel so they could manage bookings and protect their guests from any unnecessary disruption and inconvenience. To complete the project Concept co-ordinated between 4 of their appointed trusted contractors, namely the electrician, the lift engineering team, the car re-line contractor and the independent lift tester. The most challenging element of the project was removing the car door panels, re-skinning them and adjusting the recently installed car door operated that was being maintained. The team delivered the lift on time to a satisfied customer.
Holme Lacey Hotel