Equinox Building Glasgow

Project details:

  • 3 Lift Modernisation
  • New Equipment

Lift modernisation in Glasgow’s Central Business District

Located in the heart of Glasgow’s Central Business District and International Financial Services District (IFSD), the Equinox building, has become one of the city’s iconic landmarks. Completed in 2002, the Equinox has a triplex group of lifts serving eight floors; two of which are internal scenic lifts with views over the atrium.

The building, occupied by the esure Group, is the company’s largest office with almost 1,000 staff. In such a busy environment, the building’s lifts, which had been installed in 2002, had begun to show signs of their heavy usage and were identified by the building’s management for modernisation.

Our locally-based Glasgow team were asked to tender for the modernisation of all three lifts, focusing on improved performance and reliability.

As part of the modernisation, Jackson were required to renew the geared hoisting machines, replacing them with modern gearless machines. We were also required to replace the existing lift control systems, along with new car, landing and shaft ancillary items.

After detailed site visits and the submission of our tender, the Jackson Glasgow team were awarded the lift modernisation contract. At the time of the modernisation and due to the volume of esure employees in the building, the lift modernisation works were staggered to lower the level of inconvenience to passengers.

The Jackson modernisation team were complemented by our client for their work in an open atrium environment, without causing any disruption to the operational status of the building.

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