Trocadero London

Premier chosen to provide access for people with impaired mobility in one of London’s most famous attractions.

The long awaited refurbishment of the world famous Trocadero is now almost complete with full disabled access provided by Premier Platform Lifts. In early 2014 we were approached by Panter Hudspith Architects to find a solution to overcome the issue of providing access within the new design of the building.

The Brief

Originally built in 1896 as a restaurant later to become the Trocadero in 1984, the building required extensive refurbishment to bring it into the 21st Century. To provide access in the areas that were required brought many obstacles to overcome. The space constraints along with structural concerns required a very unique approach.

The solution

In the main area we supplied our eco700 lift in a shaft built by the main contractor which under normal circumstances would be an easy installation. However, we had huge amount of issues including low pit and headroom, service ducts and a whole multitude of equipment to be avoided. The eco700 MRL traction system was the only product of choice with its compact footprint and slick design. not to mention providing the full functionality of a passenger lift whilst falling under MD2006/42/EC allowing for low pit and headroom.