Our project is the construction of a lift between the ground and first floor of Springboard House. The lift will be constructed internally within the Centre and is a purpose built prefabricated system. This will enable our disabled youngsters and toddlers to access our Playroom in safety without having to use our existing stairway.
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To increase capacity for increasing numbers of children visiting the Centre, a new 1st Floor Playroom was constructed in 2004 to accommodate creative play sessions for the children. Part of that development includes a lift structure to assist children with disabilities and mobility difficulties as well as a safer alternative to the stairs which have a greater risk for any children and parents using that part of our Centre. In the last financial year, we received over 35,000 visits and 64% of those visits included a visit to the 1st floor playroom. The lift also needs to be installed to comply with the Disability and Discrimination Act (2005). The "EuroLift" is a system provided by Phoenix Lift Systems and can be constructed quickly because of its prefabricated design. The building work required to install the lift will take two weeks and the lift installation will take one week. Planning permission is not required for an internal structure and local building regulation plans are being finalised with our District Council. The cost of the EuroLift is ¬£13,010 and the associated building/construction work cost is ¬£15,450. Our charity has set aside ¬£3,500 as a contribution towards the cost though our fundraising events.
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