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Liftec modernisation at Canary Wharf

25 CABOT SQUARE Morgan Stanley Keeping up to date in one of Europe’s premium commercial centres is essential for businesses operating in such high profile locations. Exactly the case for Morgan Stanley who had decided the time was right to modernise the 18 existing high specification lifts located at 25 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London. The project was for the building’s high speed passenger lifts, fireman’s lifts and goods lifts requiring new control systems and drives, and the work required to bring the lift cars up to the current DDA and Health & Safety standards. Liftec were successful in winning the tender for the lift modernisation works at this prestigious Canary Wharf site which utilised our specialist design skills, manufacturing and construction resourcing. Additionally, competent Liftec project management ensured satisfactory works were undertaken on a phased basis to limit disruption whilst working in the fully operating building.

Liftec Lifts Ltd, Unit7, Orbital One, Green Street, Green Road, Kent, DA1 1QG

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Maintenance - a tailored approach from Liftec

33 CAVENDISH SQUARE Working to Dunbar & Boardman maintenance requirements, Liftec have been commissioned to maintain the ten lifts at the premium office building at 33 Cavendish Square, W1. The tailored comprehensive maintenance contract includes four high rise passenger lifts, four low rise passenger lifts and two goods lifts. All the lifts are traction driven, using gearless drives for the passenger lifts and geared drives for the goods lifts. The control systems for both geared and gearless drives come from specialist USA based control systems manufacturers, Swift Futura for the passenger lifts and Kollmorgen for the goods lifts. Liftec undertake regular monthly servicing to all of the lifts following the Dunbar & Boardman schedule for property management provider, GVA Saxon Law Management.

Liftec Lifts Ltd, Unit7, Orbital One, Green Street, Green Road, Kent, DA1 1QG

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Liftec “can do” for East London Line

EAST LONDON LINE NORTHERN SECTION EXTENSION At the end of 2007 Liftec were asked by Balfour Beatty Carillion, in conjunction with Transport for London (a joint venture) to design and install 11 lifts for the northern section of the East London Line, with the addition of a sample lift at our Dartford office to demonstrate that the lifts would fully meet the requirement of the detailed specification including carrying out a safety gear test with unequal efficiency to at least 70% one side and 30% the other. Liftec agreed to build the sample lift at our premises and the project started using our in-house design team and tried and tested third party equipment, we had the concept of the lift and its component parts approved by early 2008. To ensure we could meet the requirement of the 70/30 safety gear test, Liftec fitted VG Bi-directional safety gears and carried out the test in the more extreme 100% one side and 0% on the other which, whilst still a minimal risk of happening, is a possibility if the linkage between the two blocks becomes disengaged. This test was seen to be successful with a deflection of only 2% and made all the more impressive, as all parties could watch the test.

Liftec Lifts Ltd, Unit7, Orbital One, Green Street, Green Road, Kent, DA1 1QG

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Wind pressure was a design issue, so we approached Wittur with the intention of using Selcom Hydra doors; these would fully drive the doors to the closed position before releasing and locking the landing door. Selcom helped by specially designing the doors for this project to meet our client’s specification, with release mechanisms in the doors and double clutch centre opening doors with zone locking. Liftec chose Ziehl Abegg’s permanent magnet gearless motors and drive units which included evacuation drives to recover the lifts to the exit level should there be a power failure. Kollmorgen were chosen to produce the control panels and staff interface panels as they had a proven MRL panel which made a good base for our requirements. The design of the control panel needed to be split from the normal MRL single control panel and incorporate the rescue and diagnostics required for any London Underground lift. Kollmorgen helped develop the staff interface control panel which housed the Castel lift isolator, single phase distribution board and segregated controls for staff and engineer use. These allow the station staff to view the operational LEDs and move the lift, if the safety circuit is correctly made, to floor level and open the lift doors. Under the cover of the engineer’s panel are further controls to allow the rescue of passengers should the lift have failed due to a safety circuit i.e. over travelled or safety gear operated. Along with switches for testing the brake operation and reset of the over speed governor, there are also controls to manually move the lift should all other devices have failed. This staff interface panel was designed to match the main control panel in size and style, bringing symmetry to the landing entrance. The other remit for the design of this panel was to conceal all wiring and terminal from staff and public whilst the door was open and therefore limit any hazard. One of the most complicated circuits for these lifts was for the lift alarm which for any standard lift is one of the easiest. There are many integrated functions that all need to perform cohesively which required Liftec to generate two pages of circuit diagrams. The sample lift was completed and tested by the end of 2008 and subsequently witness testing and full design approval was carried out January 2009. The lift was then mostly dismantled and shipped to York EMC in Castleford for EMC testing to meet the extra requirement of the railway and underground environment. Upon passing the test, the lift was returned and reassembled at Dartford, where it takes pride of place as a working example of our engineering ability. Liftec started installing the new lifts at Dalston Station at the beginning of April 2009 and had staggered starting dates for the other stations. Typical of many building projects there were construction snagging, hold-ups and one unexpected problem of water ingress and support pockets missed out in the shaft. These were all overcome with agreed solutions from Liftec and Brian Thompson the CRE for BBCJV. All lifts were completed and tested and handed over by early December 2009 to the satisfaction of all parties.


Liftec quality maintenance and keen pricing keeps customers with Liftec

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS Since 2005 Liftec have been maintaining the 75 passenger and goods lifts for the London School of Economics. The comprehensive maintenance agreement that follows the Gerald Honey Partnership’s maintenance specifications, services all of the school’s passenger and goods lifts including the main campus and halls of residents. As with many multiple lift installation, units comprise of a range of manufacturers lifts including Otis, KONE, Thyssen, Schindler and some from the independent manufacturers. The range of equipment Liftec maintain includes wheelchair platforms to high speed gearless installations, traction, hydraulic and MRL type lifts. In 2009 Liftec were asked to retender for the five year maintenance contract, which again was awarded to Liftec as a result of our service standards and keen pricing.

Liftec Lifts Ltd, Unit7, Orbital One, Green Street, Green Road, Kent, DA1 1QG

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Maintenance and a fast response from Liftec

METROPOLITAN POLICE Dealing with emergencies is an everyday occurrence for the Metropolitan Police; they know what they have to do and when to do it! It is with this high level of proficiency and ability to urgently respond to requests for assistance that underpinned the choice of Balfour Beatty Workplace and the Metropolitan Police when selecting the lift maintenance provider for the North West London Police Stations. The Maintenance Contact that Liftec won comprises of 83 lifts installed across a range of Police Stations located in North West London. A Liftec Standard contract was chosen for the visit based maintenance that the Metropolitan Police required for the various KONE, Otis, Schindler and independent manufacturers lifts.

Liftec Lifts Ltd, Unit7, Orbital One, Green Street, Green Road, Kent, DA1 1QG

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Liftec help with multi group lift modernisation

NELSON GATE HSBC Maintaining a good working environment with a reliable infrastructure is crucial to successful businesses and was exactly the case for HSBC who were thinking about modernising the lifts in their 1000 plus employee, administration centre located at Nelson Gate, Southampton. The project was to modernise the existing lifts which included a triplex group of passenger lifts, a pair of duplex lifts and the building’s simplex passenger lifts. As part of this modernisation project Liftec installed new control systems and drives, new AC VF gearless and geared machines, carried out the refurbishment of the door operating equipment and the work required to bring the lift cars up to current DDA and Health & Safety standards. Liftec were successful in winning the tender for the lift modernisation works at Nelson Gate, which utilised our specialist design skills, manufacturing and construction resourcing. Additionally, competent Liftec project management ensured satisfactory works were undertaken on a phased basis to limit disruption whilst working in the fully operating building.

Liftec Lifts Ltd, Unit7, Orbital One, Green Street, Green Road, Kent, DA1 1QG

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Maintenance and modernisation with Liftec

REGENT ON THE RIVER Situated on the banks of the River Thames in Fulham, Regent on the River is a prestigious residential development of 240 apartments. The medium rise six stories plus basement linked blocks originally had Schindler manufactured lifts installed when the building was constructed. In 2001 Liftec were awarded the maintenance contract for the site and have since then been providing the Liftec Comprehensive maintenance cover. Most recently and as a result of the service Liftec have been providing, the Company was awarded the contract to modernise the nine year old lifts, of which seven were hydraulic, serving the car park and basements. The phased modernisations were all undertaken whilst the building was fully occupied, so great care had to be taken to limit inconvenience to the residents and also to avoid as far a possible, nuisance noise during the modernisation. The modernisation project was completed to programme and specification as required by ILE.

Liftec Lifts Ltd, Unit7, Orbital One, Green Street, Green Road, Kent, DA1 1QG

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Liftec helps by accommodating the old and installing the new

THE SAVOY The time to modernise and refurbish had arrived for the Savoy, so for this famous London hotel a request went out to tender for the modernisation and installation of the hotel’s high quality passenger and goods lifts. The project was for 11 new machine-room-less lifts and the modernisation of the hotel’s remaining passenger and goods lifts, which all had to be completed during its total refurbishment. Liftec were successful in winning the tender for the entire lift project which required us to utilise our specialist design, manufacturing and construction project management skills. Our design team played a significant role in the project, helping with the design and specification needs of the bespoke new lifts that were being installed in the existing and the new lift shafts being built. Liftec project managers also controlled the modernisation works on the existing lifts that was undertaken at the same time as the new installation work advanced. During the project, Liftec followed a detailed time line to accommodate all of the other major contractors carrying out refurbishment works at the same time on this site.

Liftec Lifts Ltd, Unit7, Orbital One, Green Street, Green Road, Kent, DA1 1QG

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95% lift availability and Liftec’s dedication wins maintenance contract

LONDON BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK For some time Liftec has been successfully maintaining the 230 passenger lifts in general needs housing and the 120 mobility units in private houses for Area Three within the London Borough of Southwark. One of the objectives of the London Borough of Southwark was to provide their tenants with high levels of availability of the lift(s) in the residential blocks and private houses that they manage. Since Liftec commenced working for the London Borough of Southwark, Liftec have achieved a level of 95% lift availability across the entire portfolio, achieving the performance standards required for this contract. As a result of our service delivery in 2009, Liftec were awarded a refurbishment package amounting to a contract value of £800K. In June 2010 Liftec were awarded the additional Areas One and Two in Southwark, resulting in the Company now maintaining 770 lifts and 451 mobility units. To provide the level of service Liftec and the London Borough of Southwark aspire to achieve, Liftec have established a dedicated service department to run the contract with a bespoke team of engineers, a contract manager and contract specific administrators.

Liftec Lifts Ltd, Unit7, Orbital One, Green Street, Green Road, Kent, DA1 1QG

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Liftec modernisation helps The Corporation

BBC WHITE CITY In areas where public access is an issue, reliability and compliance to the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 are key to a satisfactory performance. With this in mind when Liftec tendered for the modernisation of the ten existing lifts located at the BBC’s prestigious White City offices, great care was taken to ensure that specifications and time frames could be met to allow the modernisation to be undertaken without major disruption to the full operational building infrastructure. The project covered passenger, fireman’s and one passenger/goods lifts with the replacement of control systems and drives including AC VF gearless and geared technology. Additionally, the modernisation included the refurbishment of the door operation equipment and the lift cars to bring them up to current DDA and Health & Safety standards. Liftec’s experienced and specialist design team, worked on the project which included manufacturing and construction resourcing, completing the works on a phased basis, and of course working in a fully operating office environment.

Liftec Lifts Ltd, Unit7, Orbital One, Green Street, Green Road, Kent, DA1 1QG

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