Disabled Access for Audi Car Showroom
Audi Watford wanted a wheelchair lift disabled access solution for its car showroom’s upper floor levels. This was to enable disabled staff to work on the premises and create access for all across all the showrooms.
Audi Watford was opposed to full passenger lifts due to the cost involved and aesthetics, so it wanted to find a more cost-effective access solution.
A free-standing lift design was specified. The Internal Vertical platform lift comes complete with a one-hour, fire rated shaft and battery backup for emergency power. The Internal Vertical platform lift is particularly cost effective, as it has minimal impact on the structure of the building. Safety features include slip-resistant floors and contact-sensitive perimeter safety edges.
By installing the Internal Vertical platform lift, Audi Watford can now employ disabled workers and cater for mobility impaired customers. The new disabled access complies with Part M of building regulations, European Standard EN81-41, BS (British Standard) 6440:1999, and is fully DDA compliant. The contemporary lift design complements the showroom and its free-standing nature does not affect the structure of the building. This resulted in a rapid installation of a cost-effective access solution.