This stairlift is situated along the Thames Embankment in London. It begins at the Palace of Westminster and ends at Blackfriars Bridge.
This embankment is noted for several memorials, including the Battle of Britain Monument, HMS President, and the Victoria Embankment Gardens.
It is a popular walk for tourists who wish to see popular parts of the city. It is rated #191 of 2,345 things to do in London, therefore it is essential that buildings situated along this are accessible.
We installed this Knightsbridge Stairlift into serviced offices along this embankment. Due to this office space being occupied with multiple business' and used by many workers it was essential they made sure the building was accessible for workers and visitors.
This stairlift is only for seated users due to the use of a wheel-stop instead of a surrounding barrier. However if the user does not own a wheelchair the offices can provide them with one in order to allow them to use it.
This Knightsbridge Stairlift is a great solution for invisible disabled access which doesn't compromise aesthetics but still offers outstanding accessibility.
To find out more about this lift click here
The Knightsbridge Stairlift is a set of horizontally retracting stairs with an upper landing rising barrier, and a rising button post on the platform.
Minimum horizontal pit length
1 200 mm
Minimum platform size
1 405 mm x 1 000 mm
Minimum pit depth below lower landing
1 350 mm
The Knightsbridge Stairlift uses our Wheelstop mechanism. A solid stainless steel toe guard that rises around the platform to prevent wheelchair wheels from rolling off the stairlift. Please see On Lift Barriers for more information.
The lift table can be made to accept any cladding material, the thicker the cladding the deeper the pit depth.
The lift platform houses a rising button post that rises when the stairs have retracted. This gives the user something to hold onto when travelling on the lift and independent control. At the end of the cycle the button post lowers before the stairs extend so it is completely hidden when the lift is not in use.
Nominal Platform dimensions for this lift can very due to site requirements. However, they are more than or equal to:
1405mm (l) x 1100mm (w) 0 – 999mm (h)
Please see The Lifting Actuator link for more information on the mechanism used to raise and lower the stair lift.
The Knightsbridge Stairlift can accommodate up to 7 stairs, or a total rise of 999mm. The width of the stairs must match the minimum width of the lift but can be increased to the clients and/or the sites specifications.
Please see retracting stair technical page for more information.
The Upper Landing Barrier
The Knightsbridge Stairlift has an automatic rising barrier at the upper landing to protect the fall hazard that is created when the stairs retract.
Please see Upper Landing Barriers for more information.
The Knightsbridge Stairlift is for seated users only as the wheelstop protects wheelchairs from rolling off, not standing users. Please see What barriers do I need on the Sesame chair lift? for more information.
The Knightsbridge Stairlift can come with either bellows to reduce the pit depth, or a solid stainless steel skirt below the lift. When using the bellows the width of the lift increases. Please see concealing the underside of the lift for more information.
For details on the power supply please see lift power supply.
For general details on the pit depth please see lift pit.
If the surrounding area presents a crush zone the lift table can be fitted with safety edges to detect an obstruction. Please see Crush hazards surrounding the moving lift for more information.
Please see The Sesame Stair Lift Controls for more information on the controls for this style of lift.
Variations to the Knightsbridge Stair Lift
The upper landing rising barrier can be replaced with an automatic gate to save on pit space as seen here: Oxford Disability Lift
The on-lift permanent button post can be replaced with a removable hand held post as seen here: Kensington Stairlift in London 1052
If the pit depth is an issue the Sesame Thames Stair Lift sits within a pit depth of 160mm + cladding thickness.
If the horizontal pit depth is an issue then the Sesame Victoria Stair Lift with vertically retracting stairs may be a solution.