Movement Management, the UK's leading platform lift supplier, has installed one of its most popular products, the Prestige, at a new Grillbar which has recently opened in Bristol.
Owned by the Whitbread Group, Grillbar is one of the latest concepts in restaurant dining, featuring simple, unpretentious food, freshly prepared to order on a chargrill in front of the customer.
The Bristol Grillbar, which opened in January this year is currently the third of its kind in the country. However, the concept has proved to be tremendously popular and there are plans to open others across the UK.
The new Grillbar is the result of a œ400,000 refit of what was previously a Beefeater restaurant. Providing disabled access is a key priority for the Whitbread Group, so products such as platform lifts are incorporated at their establishments as a matter of policy.
Lewis Whitby, Estimator and Surveyor at Giles Contract Management who was involved in the Grillbar project in Bristol says:"We needed a lift which would provide alternative access to stairs leading from the Grillbar's vestibule to the restaurant area. The lift had to stop at two levels, firstly on a mezzanine where there are disabled toilet facilities and then to an upper level where the restaurant is located. The Prestige platform lift provided by Movement Management proved to be ideal as it is enclosed in its own shaft, does not need any structural support and can, if needs be, travel up to a maximum of three storeys."
"Another key advantage of specifying the Prestige" continues Lewis Whitby "is that it does not require a pit for installation. There was a heavily re-enforced concrete ground slab in the vestibule area and the installation of a lift requiring a pit would have been both difficult and costly, so the Prestige provided us with the perfect solution."
In addition to being totally self-contained, the Prestige's shaft is capped and lit as standard. Running on a 240v single phase power supply, with a rated load of 400kg and generous platform dimensions of 1.5m x 1.1m, which meet the specific requirements of Part M of the UK Building regulations, the Prestige comfortably accommodates a wheel chair passenger and attendant.
"In addition to providing a high quality product at a competitive price" says Lewis Whitby "I was also extremely impressed by the service provided by Movement Management. Their engineers were always extremely co-operative and I was particularly impressed by the service given by their sales representative, Gary Bound, who ensured he was present for any discussions on site. Furthermore, when we had to bring the installation deadline a week earlier than originally planned, the Movement Management engineers fulfilled our requirements without complaint."
Safety, of course, is of key importance in the design of Movement Management products. All the company's lifts are manufactured using the highest quality components and meet the requirements of both the Machinery Directive and European standards.
Lewis Whitby concludes:"By specifying the Prestige lift we believe we have made the best possible choice for both our customer and their customers. We have been delighted with the operational performance of the lift to date. Should we have a similar requirement for a platform lift in the future, Movement Management will definitely be our first port of call."