17th May 2012
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Stannah – connecting people in new Dementia Intensive Care Unit
A Stannah Xtralift passenger lift is providing vital people movement in Hammerton Court, a £13.7 million Dementia Intensive Care Unit new to Julian Hospital in Norwich, Norfolk.
Installed by the East Anglia branch of Stannah Lift Services, the 8-person, motor room-less Xtralift operates between ground-floor wards and patient areas and first-floor staff rooms, training rooms and offices in this purpose-built, 36-bed building designed to meet present and future dementia needs.
Finished in patterned stainless steel with a high-visibility handrail, LED downlighter ceiling and anti-slip flooring, the Xtralift’s gearless, oil and vibration-free, electric traction drive ensures a smooth ride with low noise, energy use and running costs.
A unique rail system makes installation fast and efficient, and location of the controls at the top of the shaft saves space. The controller features a power regeneration panel which allows for electricity to be generated on downward travel of the lift car.
Showcasing a wealth of eco features such as a living sedum roof, underfloor heating, ground source heat pumps and solar panels, Hammerton Court was designed by the Norwich branch of the multi-disciplinary building consultancy, Ingleton Wood. Project Engineer, Michael Perschky, specified the Strannah Xtralift as it fulfilled the company’s eco ethos: “The Green credentials were carefully considered by the Ingleton Wood design team, and a Stannah Xtralift complied with the BREEAM criteria for energy efficiency of up to 2 points.”