Knightsbridge Home – Lift

  • Location London, UK
  • Services Lift
  • Area 7,800 sq ft
  • Completion 2015

For a property extending over eight levels, it became apparent that the vertical nature of the home would require a suitable lift which would not interrupt the carefully considered circulation which had been established.

This has demanded creating a highly engineered circular glazed lift shaft running through the central core of the staircase. The staircase has been formed to be part and parcel of the concrete core walls and also forms a structural tie to the guide rails of the lift car and shaft.

To create a light and transparent space, the lift is driven by a single stage ram which enables the removal of any visible machinery and when the lift is not being used, this leaves the glazed shaft and skylight as the only indicators of the lift.