Installation Project Summary
Campion View is a Sheltered Housing property belonging to the Orbit Housing Group. It offers affordable, pleasant, well maintained, high quality sheltered accommodation. and is situated within two miles from the main town centre. The property has 28 single bedroom flats and was built in 1985. The accommodation offers wheelchair Standard properties situated over two floors.
Existing Lift Installation
The original lift was a 2 Stop 630 Kg / 8 Person Open Front Hydraulic passenger lift installed in 1985. The unit was comprehensively and regularly maintained by Concept Elevators but over time when considering the life span of the lift, the lift started showing signs of reliability issues prompting the need of a major modernisation by Concept Elevators in the form a full turn key lift removal and replacement to bring the lift up to the latest Lift and DDA regulations.
Summary of Modernisation Works
- Full Turnkey Solution to a consultant led specification.
- Asbestos Survey, scaffolding and Lifting Beam test.
- Remove and disposal of the existing Lift Equipment and hydraulic oil.
- Hoardings, Floor Protection & Builders Work adaption’s to existing lift shaft to accommodate new lift equipment.
- Installation, commissioning and maintenance on temporary stair lifts for the duration of the works.
- New certified Electrics by a qualified NIC EIC electrical contractor.
- Skip and Storage container
- Installation, testing and Commissioning of a new 2 floor 630kg/8 Person MRL passenger lift.
- Decoration, making good and clean down.
- Consultant Witness Testing.
As the lift is vital component in an occupied building, it was important that the programme was short and ran fluently so the lift could be returned to service as soon as possible. The project ran for approximately six weeks from the moment the lift was taken out of service to the consultant witness testing and being handed back to the client. Prior to works commencing a pre-start meeting with the residents and staff over a buffet laid on by Concept, to go over the programme of works and mange the clients expectations throughout the project. The works were carried out by a team of carefully selected sub-contractors who over a period of successful
projects form a “close knit" team, that deliver in quality, speed and performance to a very happy client.
Orbit Housing Campion View,