Our installation of a Machinery Directive-compliant passenger lift within the Grand Theatre, Leeds, is an excellent example of how our range of Passenger Lifts for Problem Sites is the perfect solution for your Shallow Pit and Low Headroom requirements.
It originally opened in November 1878; Leeds Grand Theatre cost £62,000. It was designed during a backlash against the so-called “common” music halls and without modern disabled access in mind.
A multi-million-pound refurbishment package covering disabled access and facilities has resulted in substantial improvements for its patrons.
Passenger Lift Shallow Pit
On behalf of Kone, we have supplied and installed 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 that these lifts are suitable for buildings with pits as shallow as 70mm and headroom as low as 2500mm.
Officially opened by Leeds Grand Theatre Trustee Cllr Lucinda Yeadon, 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.