After visiting the site, our engineers agreed the cabin lift would be best, but a larger space was required to accommodate the extra width for the cabin. Matthew Champion, Gartec Trade Sales Manager, said:
“The cabin lift is popular in retail environments as it provides the expected lift experience – at half the cost and far less time”
A small 75mm pit was preferable to a ramp, meaning doors were flush with the floor to make entry easy for disabled customers.
Tactile (braille) buttons were used, and safety features included an alarm button and auto-dialler phone system for emergencies.
Lighting in the cabin roof was upgraded and white cladding was used to blend with the surroundings.
Dave Evans, from the installation team, said:
“Quick installation was important so H&M could open as normal – we got it done out of hours to make it easy for everyone”