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Motorline Renault Plan Showroom Access with Gartec Lifts

A car showroom in Maidstone required a stylish access lift for customer showrooms

Luxury Showroom Access

Motorline Renault car showroom in Maidstone had an access issue during building, with customer showrooms and a meeting room spread between 2 floors.

To open the showroom to everyone, and improve internal flow, a lift was required in the customer lounge with a high end feel and quiet mechanism to be fitted around other builders works.

The Challenge

Motorline Renault car showroom in Maidstone had an access issue during building, with customer showrooms and a meeting room spread between 2 floors.

To open the showroom to everyone, and improve internal flow, a lift was required in the customer lounge with:

  • High end feel and finishes for luxury showroom
  • A small reserved corner area
  • Suitable for disabled users and prams
  • Work around building schedule & builders
  • Quiet, safe operation

Our Advice

Motorline sent through building plans and the Gartec team recommended an Aritco 7000 passenger platform lift with a large platform size for wheelchair users and prams.

Not requiring a machine room or head room meant space was utilised fully. Lin, the Showroom Administrator, said:

 “The lift takes up minimal space and ticks all the boxes – quiet, easy to use and ideal for disabled users”

As it was primarily for access instead of regular use, lower cost options were suggested, such as standard strip shaft lighting.

Frosted glass and brushed aluminium finishes would give a luxury feel to the lift, important for the showroom. Lin commented:

“It blends well with our décor and you almost don’t notice it – ideal for a high end showroom”

Grey vinyl flooring was suggested over a rubber finish to give a less industrial feel in the retail environment.

Matching décor was tricky whilst building was underway, but the clean white works perfectly with the bright lower lounge, and the subdued dark grey upper lounge.

The Installation

As building works were in progress, we suggested a small pit (50mm) to keep the edge of the lift flush with the floor, making it easier to use.

The Gartec team were in and out in 3 days, working around the builders to meet the schedule. The installation team said:

“The install was quick and easy, and working around the other builders was fine – we had plenty of time”

Matching décor was tricky whilst building was underway, but the clean white works perfectly with the bright lower lounge, and the subdued dark grey upper lounge. Lyn commented:

“During installation, the Gartec team worked around our building works schedule and fitted the lift in just a few days”

The Results

By thinking ahead at building stage, the lift installation was a breeze and the lift is out of the way, but in a convenient and well planned position for access.

“Whilst we don’t use it very often, the lift is a perfect addition to make our entire showroom accessible to everyone”

The lift is a subtle addition and provides a simple, stylish and quick solution to the access issue at the showroom. Gartec continue to service and maintain the lift, with Lin making sure it is run weekly to keep the mechanism oiled.

Need help with a high end installation? The Gartec team are here to help – just give us a call on 01296 397100, or visit www.gartec.com

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