This project was to be carried out in the Athlete’s Village for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The original specification of this project required the Sheridan team to procure and install eleven lifts across six residential buildings to allow safe and comfortable access to athletes living and working in Birmingham throughout the games.
These blocks ranged from five floors to seventeen floors, and each block needed lifts to have vertical transport solutions tailored to the needs of the building and its occupants.
This project saw the Sheridan team install a total of eleven lifts, with each block (except block D) requiring two lifts. There was a mixture of eight to thirteen-person lifts required, including three firefighting lifts in the taller buildings.
The initial project timescale ran from May 2019 to early 2022, when the lifts were installed in the accommodation blocks. While this may seem like a long period of time, this is standard for a project of this magnitude.
Sheridan Lifts were involved from the off – we worked closely with Vinci Construction in terms of qualifying and quoting the requirements for the project. Then, we submitted our successful bid, before starting the design and manufacturing work on the project. Sheridan Lifts worked closely with the construction company in order to design our lifts in line with the needs of the building, before getting them into manufacturing, and then delivering and installing the lifts in the buildings – all within the key time scales for this project.