Leeds Grand Theatre

Posted on Friday, 19th May 2017 in News
Opened in November 1878, Leeds Grand Theatre at a cost of £62,000, was designed during a backlash against the so-called “common” entertainment of the music halls and without modern disabled access in mind. However, after a multi-million pound refurbishment package covering disabled access and facilities Leeds Grand Theatre have made substantial improvements for it’s patrons. As part of the improvement package Shorts has supplied, and installed, on behalf of Kone, a 630kg capacity MS-MD lift. The MS-MD range is a suite of screw and nut driven MRL passenger lifts designed to comply with the Machinery Directive for application in new and existing shafts. These

Easter Opening Times and Dispatch Information

Posted on Tuesday, 11th April 2017 in Announcements
We wanted to make sure you had our Easter Opening Times and essential dispatch and delivery information for all our ex-stock Lift Spares and Lift Components (excluding palleted goods) during the Easter Holidays. Day Opening Times Good Friday (14th April) CLOSED Saturday 15th April CLOSED Easter Sunday (16th April) CLOSED Easter Monday (17th April) CLOSED All ex-stock orders placed on Thursday 13th April before 3pm will be dispatched the same day for Delivery before Noon on Tuesday 18th April, unless otherwise stated.

EN81-58 Fire Test for our Concertina Shutter Door

Posted on Tuesday, 4th April 2017 in News
We are pleased to announce that our Concertina Shutter Door range of BKG Goods Only Lifts are now available with 2 hours EN81-58 Fire Rating. This European Standard specifies the method of test for determining the fire resistance of lift landing doors which may be exposed to a fire from the landing side. The procedure applies to all types of lift landing doors used as a means of access to lifts in buildings and which are intended to provide a fire barrier to the spread of fire via the lift well. The fire test was successfully completed at the Exova Laboratories

One Giant Leap for Mankind

Posted on Wednesday, 12th October 2016 in News
The Shorts London Team have recently installed one of our GA20 Inclined Platform Lift for Straight Staircases, in London’s popular Science Museum on behalf of ThyssenKrupp Elevator UK Ltd. The brief was to remove the existing and outdated disabled access lift and replace with a more modern and reliable device from our comprehensive Impaired Mobility range. Due to the popularity and opening times of the museum all works were done Out of Hours for the minimum of disruption and completed in just 2 nights. Located at the Discovery Motion Theatre, the new platform lift provides wheelchair access to the Legends of Apollo exhibition. Based on the Apollo lunar

Thumbs Up For Saad’s On-site Training

Posted on Monday, 8th December 2014 in Announcements, News
We are delighted to announce that Saad Hafeez, from our Complete Lifts Team, has now completed his on-site training. Saad has recently been working on-site installing a 500kg capacity BKG Goods Lift (500.10/49S model) in Cambridge. This is his third install while working alongside our most experienced installer. The aim of this training was to provide Saad with hands on experience and detailed product knowledge of our range of BKG Goods and Service lifts.  As a recent graduate of Engineering the knowledge and experience gained onsite will be priceless, in his role as Technical Sales Engineer in the Complete Lifts Team. “The experience has been fantastic! Working alongside an experienced installer has