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movemanSKG Lifts Community at Plas Pentwyn

Coedpoeth’s new £2.3m Enterprise & Lifelong Learning Centre, Plas Pentwyn, incorporates a movemanSKG Prestige platform lift, which allows less able visitors to move between levels. It means Plas Pentwyn’s facilities, which include meeting rooms, a café, an information resource centre with 20 computers, business units and a playgroup, are accessible to all.

Plas Pentwyn aims to bring Coedpeth’s community closer together and provide learning and employment opportunities. The building is energy efficient and incorporates sustainable energy features, such as solar panels, a ground source heat pump, sunpipes, windcatcher and rainwater harvesting. Plas Pentwyn’s Prestige platform lift allows wheelchair users to access the reception/café area from the building’s lower level entrance.

Nicola Millar, Plas Pentwyn’s Centre Manager, is delighted; "Our Prestige platform lift satisfies our access requirements. It means less able visitors can further their learning at Plas Pentwyn and get the best out of its facilities – something we are keen to encourage! The lift is simple to use, comfortable to ride in and helps us comply with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)."

Finished in white to match the building, Plas Pentwyn’s Prestige travels nearly three metres between levels. It features tactile illuminated push button controls, positioned at a convenient height to allow wheelchair users to operate the lift independently. Controlled acceleration and deceleration mean no uncomfortable jolting at landings.

movemanSKG’s Prestige is extremely popular. A freestanding unit, it requires no wall or supporting structure, and lifts loads of up to 400kg. Prestige recently received Type Approval accreditation renewal from the Local Authority National Type Approval Confederation (LANTAC), which means it complies with all building regulations. This speeds up the planning process and reduces installation time.

Plas Pentwyn is the result of funding from the Urban II Programme, a community regeneration initiative supported by Wrexham Council’s economic development department, the Welsh Assembly’s local regeneration fund and the European Regional Development Fund.

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