Grand Theatre, Leeds – Passenger Lift with Shallow Pit

Posted on Sunday, 19th April 2020 in Case Studies


Our installation of a Machinery Directive compliant passenger lift, within the Grand Theatre, Leeds and is a great example of how our range of Passenger Lifts for Problem Sites are the perfect solution for your Shallow Pit and Low Headroom requirements.

Originally opened in November 1878, Leeds Grand Theatre cost of £62,000. It was designed during a backlash against the so-called “common” music halls and without modern disabled access in mind.

Leeds Grand Theatre


A multi-million pound refurbishment package covering disabled access and facilities has resulted in substantial improvements for it’s patrons.

Leeds Grand Theatre Box Office

Leeds Grand Theatre Box Office


Passenger Lift Shallow Pit

We have supplied and installed, on behalf of Kone, a 630kg capacity lift.

Our screw and nut driven MRL passenger lift complies with the Machinery Directive for application in new and existing shafts. The result is, these lifts are suitable for buildings with pits as shallow as 70mm and headroom as low as 2500mm.


Leeds Grand Theatre Low Headroom


Officially opened by Leeds Grand Theatre Trustee Cllr Lucinda Yeadon, who is the Executive Board Member for Adult Social Care. Lucinda has gained the reputation as a real champion for disability rights and underlines her strong commitment to ensuring Leeds is an accessible city for all.

Grand Theatre, Leeds – Passenger Lift with Shallow Pit