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Setting the Stage: Portable lift at Bath Assembly Rooms

Portable Platform Lift provided a flexible solution for the Assembly Rooms when disabled access is required to the ballroom stage.

When completed in 1771 The Assembly Rooms in Bath were described as ‘the most noble and elegant in the kingdom’, they have been at the heart of Bath’s social life ever since. The spectacular Ball Room is the largest Georgian interior in the city, it accommodates up to 500 people comfortably, and is now regularly used for events such as plays, presentations and dances. Such events often require a temporary stage to be erected within the Ball Room and therefore a portable solution was required to allow disabled access to the stage.

The easy and flexible solution for temporary stage access

As a stage is not always required for every event and disabled access to the stage even less so a permanent lift or ramp would be a costly inconvenience. However, a removable wheelchair lift has proven to be the perfect solution and can be stored out of site when not required. Added to which it can be used in the other rooms on the same site and therefore ensures that The Assembly Rooms meets all the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 (Former Disability Discrimination Act).

Staff have commented on how easy the lift is to move and set up. Iain Johnston, Facilities Manager at The Assembly Rooms said “it is ideal for what it is intended to do”.

Product information

Suitable for internal or external use, this self-contained unit can be quickly moved into position. Simply plug into an existing power point, or built in batteries provide up to 30 cycles between charges. Convenient controls (remote option available), large castors (to allow easy transportation) and the fact that the lift folds up ready for transportation are just some of the features that make this portable platform lift so versatile and so easy to use.

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