Lift Modernisation in a high-rise London office block

Jackson have recently completed a full modernisation of a group of six passenger lifts, two firefighting lifts and one goods lift in Aldgate House, a nine-storey plus basement level office block adjacent to the Circle line’s Aldgate Station.

The lifts were originally supplied and installed by Otis and had already undergone several refurbishments. The modernisation required Jackson to carefully remove the six original Otis inverted drives/motors for refurbishment and subsequent reinstallation. The remaining lifts comprise of two firefighting and one goods lift which have all had new machines installed, as part of the modernisation project. Additionally, all nine lifts have had new lift controllers, landing and car doors, car operating panels and landing signalisation installed.

Most of the modernisation work was carried out over a duration when the building was only partly occupied. However, to provide easy access to the floors during the modernisation period, we staggered the works schedule to ensure continuous lift availability, finishing the works ahead of the programme.