Category Archives: New Lift Install


At VM Elevators we offer a premium lift design and new installation service, setting the benchmark in safety, energy-efficiency, and reliability. Our Operations team of skilled professionals meticulously assesses every project, ensuring the seamless integration of state-of-the-art vertical transportation tailored to each client’s needs. From residential buildings to commercial and public complexes, our new installations guarantee smooth vertical mobility, adhering to the highest industry standards. With a commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction, we deliver unparalleled lift installation solutions, elevating experiences and enhancing accessibility for all.

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Pembroke House – London

We’re excited to share the completion of a significant project at Pembroke House, Kensington Village, in central London, a collaboration with Scott Osborn Ltd and Watkins Payne. VM Elevators successfully replaced a trio of distinguished passenger lifts, each with a 1000kg capacity, accommodating up to 13 people and serving seven floors.

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NDA – High Wycombe

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VM Elevators completed a Lift installation job in at an NDA site in High Wycombe – is set to bring a new level of convenience and accessibility to the retail building.

The installation will involve a number of key components and processes to ensure a smooth and efficient operation of the lift.

First, the lift shaft and pit will be painted to enhance the aesthetic appeal and durability of the lift. Shaft lighting will also be set-up to provide better visibility and safety for users and engineers.

Next, guide brackets and guide rails will be mounted to ensure the proper alignment and movement of the lift car.

The car-frame, platform, safety gear, overspeed governor, and counterweight frame will also be put in, along with the control panel.

The hoist machine, main hoist, and governor ropes will provide the power and control for the lift’s movement. Landing entrances will also be installed to provide easy access for users.

The lift car, door operator, and car doors will be connected, along with trailing flexes, shaft looms, and landing fixtures. Once all the components are in place, the lift will undergo testing, de-snagging, commissioning and handover to ensure that it is in full working order and ready to use.

This lift installation job at the retail site has provided an efficient and reliable means of transportation for all building occupants. The installation process was carried out by our experienced and skilled technicians, ensuring that the lift is installed to the highest standards.

Odeon Greenwich & Odeon Wimbledon

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We have recently achieved a significant milestone by securing installation projects at two prominent cinema locations: Odeon Luxe Wimbledon and Odeon IMAX Greenwich. These installations not only demonstrate our technical expertise but also highlight our commitment to providing reliable and efficient vertical transportation solutions in diverse settings.

Odeon Cinemas, a well-established cinema chain in the United Kingdom and Europe, sought to enhance the accessibility and convenience of their premium locations in their London establishments, Wimbledon and Greenwich. The client’s requirements included Lifts that would seamlessly integrate with the upscale aesthetics of Odeon Luxe theatres while ensuring safe and smooth passenger movement.

Stay tuned for more updates as the projects progress.

The Vale – London

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We are excited to announce our ongoing lift installation works on behalf of @regiis_uk at their prestigious new build residential location, The Vale, London aka Vela West.

We are thrilled to be part of this project as the chosen Lift #installation contractors and look forward to sharing on-going updates with you – as the works progress.

This project is a testament to VM Elevators’ commitment to quality, safety and innovation enabling us to provide reliable Lift solutions.

Fray’s Court – London

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We are thrilled to announce our latest Lift installation project at the desirable location of Fray’s Court, London.

We pride our ability to provide high-quality solutions that meet the unique needs of our clients. Our latest project at Frays Court in London is a significant milestone for us, from receipt of instruction the works will be completed in a record timing of 9 weeks and 3 days.

From the moment we received the delivery of the lift equipment to the final handover, our team of experts are working diligently to ensure the installation is undertaken with utmost precision and efficiency. We are leveraging our extensive experience and technical expertise to manage the project seamlessly, ensuring that we meet all the necessary safety standards and regulations.

Our commitment to excellence and dedication to customer satisfaction is what drives us to continue to innovate and deliver superior solutions. Completing this project in such a timely manner is a testament to our hard work, and we are proud to be part of such a prestigious project.

At VM Elevators, we believe that every project is an opportunity to showcase our skills and abilities, and we are always striving to exceed our clients’ expectations. We look forward to working on more projects in the future and continuing to deliver outstanding services to our valued clients.

Odeon – Birmingham

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An upcoming lift installation by VM Elevators at Odeon, Birmingham is set to bring a new level of convenience and accessibility to the building. The installation will begin in February 2023 and involve a number of key components and processes to ensure a smooth and efficient operation of the lift.

The first step in the process will be to secure the site and conduct a site induction and safety assessment to ensure the safety of all workers and the building’s occupants. Equipment will be offloaded and stored on site, and hoardings will be erected to protect the surrounding areas.

The existing car and landing entrances and door operators will be removed, and new landing entrance frame support angles will be installed and plumbed. The car front and rear will be cut back, and new car entrances and door operators will be installed. The shaft and pit will be degreased, cleaned, and painted, and shaft lighting will be installed.

The hydraulic system will be depressurized, and the ram will be overhauled and a new tank and pump unit with a bund tank will be installed. A new controller including shaft switchgear, car top, and pit engineers control box will be installed, and the entire system will be rewired, reusing existing conduit and trunking where possible, including trailing flexes.

The lift car front returns, COP and reline of the lift car will be installed and painted. The motor room walls and floor will be painted as well. Once all the components are in place, the lift will undergo testing, disengaging, commissioning and handover to ensure that it is in full working order and ready to use.

This lift installation job at Odeon, Birmingham will bring a new level of convenience and accessibility to the building, providing an efficient and reliable means of transportation for all building occupants. The installation process will be carried out by experienced and skilled technicians, ensuring that the lift is installed to the highest standards.

Chichester Business Park – Chichester

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Recently, a lift installation job was completed at Chichester Business Park, where a Schindler MRL lift was replaced with a ‘One Lift’ product.

This upgrade not only improves the functionality and reliability of the lift, but also brings a significant increase in sustainability.

Here at VM Elevators we are committed to sustainability and using environmentally friendly products. The new lift installed at Chichester Business Park is no exception, as it features energy-efficient technology such as LED lighting and a regenerative drive system. These features not only reduce the lift’s carbon footprint, but also lower energy costs for the building’s management and occupants.

Another important aspect of the lift’s sustainability is its durability and longevity. The new product is designed with high-quality materials and advanced engineering, ensuring a longer lifespan and reducing the need for frequent repairs and replacements. This not only benefits the environment by reducing waste, but also saves money in the long run for the building’s management.

In addition to the lift’s sustainability features, the installation process was also carried out with environmental considerations in mind. The team responsible for the installation ensured that all waste materials were properly disposed of and recycled where possible.

The lift installation at Chichester Business Park is an example of how upgrading to a more sustainable product can bring multiple benefits. Not only does it improve the functionality and reliability of the lift, but it also reduces the environmental impact and saves money in the long run.

The lift was handed over at the end of July 2022 and the client was very happy with our work and the end result.

NHS Eascote Health Centre – London

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We are thrilled to announce that we are currently in the process of carrying out a full lift replacement with our ‘One Lift ‘product for the NHS Eastcote Health Centre. As with all NHS projects there are stringent guide lines that must be adhered to, also the building is a fully functional Health Centre so additional vigilance is required when it comes to noise & movement of materials throughout the building.

Over the years, VM Elevators has sustained a very positive and successful relationship within the public sector across Greater London, the home counties and major UK cities.

We have a long-standing relationship with the Trust – in 2021, we completed a full control system upgrade at the NHS centre in Holloway Rd, North London and are honoured to be providing our services again moving forward in 2022 as the nominated lift maintenance contractors for their North London, Whittington Hospital sites.

Over recent times we have all become acutely aware of the importance of all elements of the NHS teams – a small contribution that we at VM Elevators hope to achieve is a significant increase in the service and reliability of the vertical transportation needs of this important London based facility and to ensure the needs of their patients are never compromised by a lack of efficient floor to floor lift transportation.

The National Grid Substation, Sellindge

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VM Elevators Ltd are proud to announce that they have been appointed as the contractors for the new Lift installation project at the National Grid’s substation in Sellindge, Kent.

From receipt of instruction to handover, VM will supply and fit a ‘One Lift’ solution.  Adhering to tight deadlines, with production and labour confirmed, VM have accelerated works – and will complete the job within an outstanding time frame of just 9 weeks, a turnaround which is monumental and unheard of within the Lift industry.

The National Grid have also selected Murphy’s building company to rebuild the lift shaft due to  the current destruction of the existing one as a result of the fire that emerged at the  National Grid interconnector France-Anglettere electrical base in September 2021, leaving the substation severely damaged and in need of extensive repair work in order to return it to service.

The interconnector which has been in operation since 1986, is fundamental to Britain importing and exporting electricity with European countries inc. France, Belgium, Ireland, Denmark and the Netherlands, all of which have played an instrumental role in assisting to balance electricity in recent years, a move away from fossil fuel generation leaning towards more weather dependent means like offshore wind.

The subsea cable which runs under the English Channel was subsequently damaged, meaning there was no power link between the UK and France, which remained off from September 25 2021 and was only able to function at half of its two gigawatt capacity since March 2022.

‘VM Elevators is thrilled to be the chosen Lift service provider. We understand the scale of the job and the impact on livelihoods and businesses like Eurostar that incurred as an aftermath of the fire. We look forward to playing our role in returning the National Grid’s Sellindge substation to its full operational functionality.’ CEO Simon Whitbread