The Royal Glen Hotel

The Royal Glen Hotel

Platform Lift for Grade 1 Listed Building

Requirement: Disabled access for Victorian hotel

Installing a platform lift in a grade 1 listed building will always present an interesting challenge. So when BRDG Chartered Architects were commissioned by The Royal Glen Hotel to design a new wing for their grade 1 listed Victorian building, they turned to the Platform Lift Company for expert help.

The brief was for the architecture and décor to be maintained in keeping with original Victorian building. This requirement extended to the design of the Platform lift installation that would provide disabled access to sixteen bedrooms in the historic house.

Solution: Three stop Platform Lift

A three stop Platform Lift was to be installed adjacent to the stairs and reception so it had to blend in seamlessly with the architecture of the building.

The site survey and installation teams worked closely with the architects to ensure that the solution met the planning authority requirements for the listed building and that the installation was completed in keeping with the Victorian décor.

Benefits: All floors access for disabled guests

Thanks to the site survey and meticulous preparation, the platform lift installation went smoothly as planned, providing access for disabled guests to all three floors of this magnificent grade 1 listed Victorian hotel.

Staff were trained in in its use when the lift was commissioned, ensuring that the service was available to guests from the moment the new extension opened.

The Client:

The Royal Glen Hotel in Sidmouth, Devon, a grade 1 listed building, which has been under the same family ownership for over 100 years.