Lift Modernisation in the City’s busy Broadgate area
At any one time, you can generally find Jackson lift installation and modernisation engineers working in some of the premium buildings in the Broadgate area, one of London’s largest pedestrianised neighbourhoods.
One of our recently completed lift modernisations in this area was undertaken at One Snowden Street EC2 also known as part of Broadgate Quarter, a commercial hub close to Liverpool Street Station.
One Snowden Street, an 11-storey plus basement floors commercial building, was originally designed by SOM Architects and built in the 90s for Hines UK. The most recent modernisation, under the guidance of architectural practice, JRA, has involved a significant style improvement to make it a more trendy and relaxed facility for tenants and their staff. The CAT A refurbishment has included the modernisation of the entrance, reception, lift lobbies and the addition of a coffee lounge, washrooms, toilet facilities and the full modernisation of the lifts.
As part of the overall modernisation, Jackson were commissioned to modernise the building’s six 26-person passenger lifts one of which had upgraded capacity to assist with the movement of goods in the building. The modernisation of all six lifts included the installation of new J&L high-speed gearless machines, Kollmorgen lift controllers, new auto-diallers, shaft safety gear, new landing and car doors, car operating panels and landing signalisation.
As with most modernisations carried out in partly-occupied buildings, our engineers worked carefully to minimise disruption and noise and staggered our schedule of works, to ensure tenants and visitors had continuous lift availability.