Hill Farm Marina, just North of the historic market town of Stratford Upon Avon, is a stunning 50 berth marina in a rural setting on the South Stratford canal, a part of the well-known Avon Ring.

The owners of the marina recently decided to develop a casual dining venue to complement the business, and so they converted a cattle and grain store into a stunning restaurant and meeting room called ‘The View.’

Working with DCA Projects Limited of Stratford Upon Avon, Invalifts were contacted to recommend and install a platform lift to allow access between the two floors.

After a site survey, Invalifts recommended their popular MC2000 platform lift. As the distance between floors was less than 3M the client was able to opt for a half height gate at the top landing rather than a full height door and frame. This was incredibly useful as the lift was located under a sloping ceiling and the headroom was reduced.

The lift has a compact footprint of 1250mm x 1560mm, giving a fully compliant Part M sized platform of 1120mm x 1480mm. The ground floor slab was formed to give a 60mm pit for the lift.

To maximise light within the lift shaft and to help blend in with the environment, the unit was supplied with glazed doors and a partially glazed shaft. Key locking was provided on the landing call buttons to enable control over the use of the lift, and an intercom was included as a means of emergency communication.

An end user basic service plan was provided for after sales support., Whilst the lift comes with a full parts and labour warranty for 12 months, and a 5 year parts warranty on the motor and gearbox plus a 10 year warranty on the drive chains.

If you would like to know more about the MC2000 platform lift or other access solutions, please contact the Invalifts team on 0845 468 2543 or alternatively, email [email protected]