Exeter College of Further Education has specified a Movement Management Prestige platform lift for its newly refurbished Learning Centre.
Catering for the whole community from school leavers taking a full time academic course to adults who wish to have a fresh start or learn a new hobby, the college also provides a wide range of courses for International students or for students who wish to study a subject at HND or Degree level.
Based on the Marsh Barton Industrial Estate, the new Learning Centre, which specialises in motor vehicle training, including car maintenance and automotive engineering, is one of six college sites spread across the town.
The Prestige, which is one of the most popular products in Movement Managements Companion range was installed as part of a œ300,000 revamp of the whole building.
The lift is located in the main reception area and provides alternative access to the Information Technology training department situated on the first floor.
Eric Taylor, Estates Manager for Exeter College who specified the Prestige lift says: "At the moment we have around 10,000 students, whose ages range from sixteen to people who are retired. In addition to meeting the statutory requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act, ensuring access for those with mobility problems has always been a key priority for the college."
"We specified the Companion Prestige" continues Eric Taylor " for its modern and aesthetically pleasing design. We also wanted a lift that would be able to safely travel to another floor without incurring a lot of building work. The great thing about the Prestige is that it doesn't require a pit. It is a totally self-contained unit which comes with its own shaft so requires very little structural work to install."
Although in this particular instance the lift is only required to travel to one storey, the Prestige can transport passengers to up to a maximum of three storeys. Specifically manufactured for internal applications, the Prestige which meets the specific requirements of Part M of the UK Building regulations, also offers the flexibility of various design options, such as glass panelling to meet each customers individual requirements.