"We ensure any student with a disability is able to enjoy and access the full curriculum and facilities" says Carol Sheffield, Business Manager at West Bridgford School. "Our new Prestige platform lift from movemanSKG means wheelchair users can access the theatre, in which we hold drama classes, dance and music lessons, and assemblies. It gets daily use, performs reliably, and exceeds all expectations!"
West Bridgford School, located in Rushcliffe near Nottingham, has nearly 2000 pupils aged between 11 and 18. Specialist technology facilities enable it to offer advanced courses in art, textiles, graphics, resistant materials, and electronics. Rated outstanding in many areas by the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted), the school is a popular choice for students in the area.
At West Bridgford School, Prestige travels nearly a metre from the upper level foyer down to the theatre, allowing children with disabilities to overcome a short flight of steps. Simple ergonomic controls allow users to operate the lift independently, and a hands free intercom unit means they can call for assistance if required.
Carol continued; "movemanSKG installed Prestige in just a few days, keeping building work to a minimum. This meant we could resume normal lesson timetables quickly. The company is professional and pleasant to deal with. I recommend movemanSKG to anyone with platform lift requirements!"
Prestige lifts 400kg up to thirteen metres and has a customisable platform size, making it suitable for a wide range of applications. Users can specify its colour and finish to match any surrounding environment. Prestige features controlled acceleration and deceleration, which eliminates jolting at landings. Freestanding, it requires no pit or supporting wall. This minimises building work and associated expenses.
West Bridgford School has exciting expansion plans. It is to spend £400,000 over coming months building a new fitness suite, dance studio, and PE classroom. These facilities will be accessible to wheelchair users.