Sylvia Young Theatre School

Platform lift for theatre school

Requirement: Disabled access to classrooms

The renowned Sylvia Young Theatre School has recently installed a platform lift providing disabled access to classrooms and supporting its compliance with the DDA act.

Having out grown its Drury Lane facility, the school was moving to London W1. This new site would house two vocational floors with studios, rehearsal rooms, a recording studio, a canteen and two courtyard gardens.

Solution: Hydraulic platform lift between floors

As part of the planning and development process for the school buildings, The Platform Lift Company was engaged to design and install a hydraulic platform lift between the ground and first floors.

As for every installation that the company completes, a full site survey was carried out. As well as providing all the information that the design team require, the site surveyors accessed the logistical issues too. From parking and access to the building, through to moving the lift to the point of installation, nothing was left to chance.

Benefit: DDA compliance for school

Thanks to meticulous planning, the installation when smoothly and to time, ensuring there were no interruptions to the day-to-day activities of the school.

This stylish platform lift blended in well with the architecture of the school and is now playing its part conveying stars of the future into the limelight.

The Client: Sylvia Young Theatre School

Established in 1981 in Drury Lane, London by Sylvia Young OBE, the Sylvia Young Theatre School has over thirty years’ experience training young people for stage and screen.