Terry Lifts Meets Wheelchair Access Needs at Wirral School

By Terry Group Ltd, PRNE
Tuesday, June 1, 2010

KNUTSFORD, England, June 2, 2010 - A recently-completed sixth-form block at The Oldershaw School on The
Wirral has benefited greatly from the installation of a Concerto GS public
access wheelchair lift.

Supplied and installed by Cheshire-based Terry Lifts, the vertical access
platform lift has helped to ensure the school meets all the requirements of
the Disability Discrimination Act.

With its flexible, modular design, the Concerto GS lift was installed
easily within an existing staircase of the building. Glass in-fill panels on
all sides of the lift not only make it less obtrusive. The panels also
ensured that natural light could reach the lift carriage itself, as well as
the surrounding staircase and landing areas.

John McSweeney, Sales & Marketing Director at Terry Lifts, is as
delighted as The Oldershaw School itself with how much the lift has been

"The Concerto GS has just passed its annual inspection by the local
authority, ready for them to take over responsibility for maintenance," said

"The school was so pleased with the lift, they're now looking into
ordering another!"

Everyone benefits with a Concerto GS lift

Wheelchair users, building owners, designers and installers all benefit
from the attractive, reliable and flexible design of the Concerto GS.

In so many ways, the lift is ideal for installation on either the inside
or outside of a wide range of public buildings.

Vertical wheelchair access up to a height of 9 metres opens up new
possibilities in building design and gives wheelchair users extra freedom and

The modular design of the lift allows it to be assembled with a wide
range of enclosure and door configurations to suit even the most awkward

In addition, a wide selection of colours and enclosure options are
available - including half-height gate, fully glazed or an external-outdoor
package - to ensure that the lift will blend discreetly into the surrounding

    - The main structure and landing doors are supplied in a choice of three
      standard powder coated RAL finishes (blue, white and black) and there
      are seven standard optional colours.

    - Cabin floors are finished in hard-wearing vinyl available in either
      Silver Birch or Arctic Blue as standard. Seven further colour options
      are available on request.

    - The lift is easy to operate and has illuminated user controls.

    - Minimal building work is required - the ramp avoids any need for a pit.

    - A pit option is available for internal use if required.

Reliability and Safety are Paramount

The Concerto GS platform lift is driven by an ultra-reliable and low
maintenance self-sustained nut and screw drive. It is British-built and
complies with Part M of the UK Building Regulations, ISO 9386-1. The lift
also carries the 'CE' mark which means it meets European Health, Safety and
Environmental Protection standards.

    Detailed specifications include:

    - Up to 6 stops
    - Maximum travel 9 metres
    - Maximum working load 400Kg
    - Rated speed 0.15m per second
    - Lift mechanism - self-sustained nut and screw with soft start/stop and
      automatic lubrication
    - Emergency lowering facility with battery back-up
    - Platform illumination with battery back-up

    Optional specifications:

    - Voice and visual enunciation on platform
    - Power-operated doors
    - Fire door
    - Split mast option for installation access
    - Glazing panels
    - Security options available (eg. Intercom, Autodialer and Authorised Key

To find out more about Terry Group products and services, visit:


    - Cheshire-based Terry Group Ltd has enjoyed constant growth since it was
      established in 1948 by Eric Terry. The company is still privately owned.

    - Terry Group specialises in the design and manufacture of domestic
      wheelchair lifts, step lifts and public access platform lifts.

    - Domestic wheelchair lifts include 'through floor' home lifts and
      low-rise step lifts.

    - Public access lifts include a range of vertical platform lifts and
      platform stair-lifts.

    - The comprehensive range of Terry Group products meets the requirements
      of the Disability Discrimination Act and complies with Part 'M' of UK
      Building Regulations.

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    For more information about Terry Lifts, contact:

    John McSweeney
    Sales & Marketing Director, Terry Group Ltd.,
    Longridge Trading Estate, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 8PR
    Telephone +44(0)845-365-5366.
    E-mail: jmcsweeney@terrylifts.net

    Editorial enquiries: Mike Beeson, Buzzwords Ltd.,
    Tel +44(0)1565-654023. e-mail: open@buzzwords.ltd.uk

    web: www.buzzwords.ltd.uk

For more information about Terry Lifts, contact: John McSweeney, Sales & Marketing Director, Terry Group Ltd., Longridge Trading Estate, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 8PR, Telephone +44(0)845-365-5366, E-mail: jmcsweeney at terrylifts.net. Editorial enquiries: Mike Beeson, Buzzwords Ltd., Tel +44(0)1565-654023, e-mail: open at buzzwords.ltd.uk

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