The expertise of LECS UK was called on by Quadrant Property Management to carry out a condition report on a passenger lift at a residential building in London.
Following a full condition report LECS UK provided the management company with the option of either modernising the existing lift or replacing the lift altogether at 53/54 Cornwall Gardens.
Due to budget constraints a basic modernisation project was chosen. Led by Michael Ford, consulting engineer at LECS UK, the scope of works was then pared back to prioritise safety critical items and overall lift reliability, while also accommodating the budget.
The building was originally constructed circa 1870, with the lift installed at a later date to service three floors from ground level to level two.
Michael Ford commented: “When budgets are tight, any lift project, whether a refurbishment or modernisation, needs to put safety and safety critical items as the top priority – with everything else flowing from that. For the Cornwall Gardens’ project we achieved this by meticulously reworking the scope of works, and resulting specifications.”
The lift contractor, Elan Lifts, overcame a number of challenges on the project to include tight working conditions, aged equipment and working in a fully occupied building. LECS UK also acted as project managers of this project, overseeing the planning, procurement and construction programme.
The project was completed on budget and on programme.