Project Management

from concept to commission

At the forefront of lift and escalator consultancy we offer an unrivaled reputation and value-adding project management.

From high-performance buildings to complex urban transport systems, as well as domestic and commercial developments, LECS UK applies its expertise to advise, manage and solve complex projects from concept to commission.

We work on a range of projects of varying complexity and size. On some projects LECS UK acts on behalf of the client looking to undertake straightforward small or medium sized projects. On other larger and more complex projects we work alongside architects, planning consultants, engineers and other specialists as needed to meet the requirements of the project. All our clients will testify that securing our expertise as early as possible in the design phase is a smart move – that saves times and budget in the long run.

LECS UK is the lift and escalator independent consultants of choice for key operators, developers and architects in the UK and internationally. These include the UK Department of Transport, Transport for London, PWC, estate owners and managers, facility managers, NHS Trusts, as well as working directly with a range of luxury brand retailers, theatres, commercial premises and data centres.

Our Approach

All projects or instructions are directly overseen by one of our leading lift and escalator engineer consultants, who takes responsibility for being your main point of contact and who has a hands on approach to seeing through the works.

Added Value

The added value provided by our independent engineering consultants at the design and planning stage of projects, whether new build or modernisation, is undisputed. LECS UK’s consultants contribute to project efficiency, safety, aesthetics and of course, longer-term budget savings.

Assisting with design and new construction issues includes feasibility studies and traffic analysis, evaluation of building and equipment quality and condition. This then moves to a comprehensive specification, tender and bid process management, followed by overseeing installation, monitoring progress and final inspection. The entire project is managed through to commissioning stage.

Ongoing management post-installation can also be provided to ensure all maintenance, documentation and regulation requirements, continue to be met.

LECS UK will ensure from the outset that you are walked through the various key stages of the project from design to tendering to construction, right through to handover, commissioning and post-occupation management.

Although we tend to price projects on a case by case basis, this is a guide to the services and project packages we offer to our clients.

Typically a project is planning out as follows, however we are happy to provide bespoke consultancy at any stage of a project.

Concept Design

Understand flow of people, materials and goods. Identify capacity and locations of units.

Design Development

This involves numbers, speeds and sizes of lifts/escalators as well as traffic analysis. We work with the design team and providing information to other disciplines including; spatial (architectural), electrical, structural, civil information required thereby allowing the design to progress smoothly.

Specifications & Tenders

We can devise and draft the most appropriate specification for your project to include the type of mechanical handling equipment required, surveys to determine suitability of equipment and accurately comparing competing tenders.

The contract can then be implemented by your chosen provider or we can assist with issuing to tender, tender analysis, contractor interviews – provide full project management consultation.Working with other members of the design team to ensure the lift works meet the design intent and specified requirements.

Drawing Submittals Review

Working with other members of the design team to ensure the lift works meet the design intent and specified requirements.

Construction Related Services

We oversee, monitor, check and report progress on site, trouble-shooting if required

Acceptance Inspections & Commissioning

Once the work is complete we undertake acceptance inspections checking the equipment functions as specified, is installed correctly and all necessary documentation and certificates are in place.

Modular Services

If Preferred Our Clients Can Also Select The Level Of Project Management They Prefer From Our List Of Modular Services, To Include:

  • Initial Survey (Modernisations)
  • Feasibility Study (New Installations)
  • Traffic Analysis
  • Specification Preparation
  • Issue To Tender
  • Tender Analysis
  • Contractor Interviews
  • Off Site Manufacturing Witnessing And Certification
  • Site Visits And Meetings During Installation
  • Certification Of Accounts
  • Witness Commissioning
  • Issuing Of Defects List
  • Defects Liability Inspection
  • CDM Services

LECS (UK) is a highly professional lift consultancy that provides a very responsive and high quality service.
A great benefit to me over the past three years, providing assistance with H&S Lift Safety investigation  Report – advice on contracts and staff selection.
Very practical and straightforward to work with.

Rob Levy - Mechanical Operations Manager, Engineering Services - Royal Borough of Greenwich

Running a funicular railway that is almost a hundred years old requires a lot of expertise and patience. Throw in a beachside location and a lot of salt in the air and the maintenance becomes all consuming. For almost 15 years we have been able to call on David Cooper and his team at LECS UK to assist us and also to carry out our inspections.  It is fair to say that without their professionalism, attention to detail and go the extra mile attitude, the railway would have closed along with so many other parts of our national heritage.  LECS UK has enabled an amateur charitable group to take over an inclined cable railway and run it with confidence and profitability, something for which we are very grateful.

Lindsay Yelland - Chairman, Babbacombe Cliff Railway CIO

We operate hotels, serviced apartments and luxury private residential units.  The smooth running of our vertical transportation systems is paramount and we are delighted to have LECS UK’s support to rely on.

Marco Savini - Project Director, Como Holdings (UK) Ltd

We have used the engineering services of LECS(UK) for a number of years supporting various corporate and retail clients predominantly with the provision of periodic engineering lift inspections. We have always found the LECS team courteous, professional in all regard and responsive.  A recent example of their prompt response required a LOLER inspection for a retail client who simply had let their ‘in store’ passenger lift inspection lapse. One call at 7pm and they were on site at 9am the following morning! – Highly recommended

Stuart Harlow - Director, Principal Consultant - Aston Francis

TGP thanks LECS UK for the professionalism shown in executing our recent works. It was always envisaged this would prove to be a troublesome project to complete so to complete on schedule given the additional recent and on-going restrictions and anxieties [Corona Virus] speaks volumes for LECS.

Pat Cahill - Senior Surveyor, The Guinness Partnership

As an independent authorising engineer (lifts) providing services to NHS Trusts we needed an independent lift engineer consultant to perform the audits of the maintenance being performed for our client Trusts. A single call to LECS (UK) to discuss what options were available and the need to audit to the requirements of HTM 08-02 resulted in a very positive response.

John Stephens - Principal Partner, Walnut Lodge Services

We have a long relationship with LECS UK and value their professional advice for both consultancy and project management of the lifts in our buildings. We are pleased that the entire project [Park Lane, London] was professionally managed by LECS UK. LECS UK’s advice and management of this project was invaluable.

Amanda Fairfowl - Senior Building Manager, Gerald Eve - Facilities Management

Appointing LECS UK to oversee new installations and or modernisations of any lift, escalator and mechanical handling equipment..

…ensures that projects are completed to specification, on budget, using quality equipment and the very best working practices.