An internal and external platform lift was required for YOTEL, a stylish new modern hotel situated on Clerkenwell Road, London. The Platform Lift Company was engaged to provide a solution which blended in with the prestigious development.
The construction of the 8-storey building plus an additional basement level provides a unique design and tech led hotel environment with multi-functional space designed to create a sense of community. A disability access solution was needed to overcome the steps leading up to a separate entrance to the hotel on Clerkenwell Road and inside within the split-level restaurant bar area.
Instead of using a fully enclosed lift, the Platform Lift Company recommended using its through car open platform lift which can accommodate changes in level from 600mm up to 3000mm and is suitable for both internal and external settings. This model would also provide ease of installation without having to make major alterations to any existing building work.
Both platform lifts were successfully installed by the Platform Lift Company’s qualified engineers before the grand opening of the hotel using a no pit integral ramp system. The black and stainless-steel finish of the open style platform lifts match the contemporary design of Yotel. In line with the hotel’s inclusive ethos, every guest can now freely access both levels of the Komyuniti restaurant and bar, which features cosy booths, sofas and social tables.
Externally, the unobtrusive appearance of the platform lift fits in with the overall scheme of the YOTEL development which has been sympathetically designed to act as a contemporary backdrop to the surrounding Grade I & II listed buildings within this conservation area.