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Customer Information

Classic Lifts provides information for Lift Customers and Users to ensure their lift equipment provides safe and trouble free operation. The documents shown form guidance notes, safety information and are prepared by government bodies or industry experts and the UK Lift and Escalator Industry Association. We believe these publications serve as useful guides to the

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Platinum for Classic

Classic Lifts is delighted to have achieved the Platinum level of the Constructionline membership.

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In April 2021 Classic Lifts were awarded a large part of the National Lift Maintenance requirements for the HMCTS buildings.

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Home Bargains

Classic Lifts Ltd have been maintaining the lift portfolio of Home Bargains for nearly 20 years and both have grown together.

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One Strand

Classic Lifts has been responsible for providing lift maintenance at One Strand since 2016.

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Warwick University

The University of Warwick and Classic Lifts have enjoyed a long and successful relationship for the maintenance, call out and repair of the campus lift portfolio

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Careers at Classic

Our Values Safety: At Classic Lifts, we believe no job or task is more important than the safety of a person. We DON’T make exceptions on safety and our standards and procedures are designed to ensure a safe working environment. We set an example by our own safety behaviour to raise awareness that safety is

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University of York

Classic Lifts has managed the lift service agreement for the University of York since March 2019.

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Calderdale Council

Classic Lifts have provided comprehensive lift maintenance and services to Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council since 2014 and resecured this contract in May this year for a further three year term. This long term agreement has been built through securing lasting relationships with the members of the Council Facilities Management team. Working together with the customer,

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St Joseph’s

Founded in 1905 by the Sisters of Charity, St Joseph’s Hospice is one of the oldest and largest hospices in the UK. They provide, high quality, specialist palliative care and support to people in the local community who have a life-limiting illness. All their services are free of charge and Classic Lifts are proud of


Community Support

Classic Lifts welcomes the opportunity to give something back to the community, if only in a small but specific way.

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Training During Lockdown

As part of our strategic I.T. upgrade we introduced Microsoft 365 and with this came TEAMs, which was very timely with lockdown and remote working.

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Unity Homes

Unity Homes have a diverse portfolio of lifts in their different properties across the North West of England. These facilities rely on a vast array of lift equipment types ranging from passenger lifts, platform lifts and stair lifts of different ages to transport residents and staff freely around their buildings, and a high level of

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Barnsley Hospital

Classic Lifts secured the contract for a major refurbishment of 10 lifts at Barnsley hospital through a competitive tender process.

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Royal Opera House

Classic Lifts have worked with The Royal Opera House for 10 years as their maintenance and service provider and were requested to provide a modernisation of two important lifts.

Prestigious Housing

Prestigious Housing

Classic Lifts successfully won the design and works contract for the modernisation of the lifts at a highly prestigious building on London’s Southbank

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Macdonald Hotel

The Macdonald Hotel Manchester is a highly successful 338-room hotel, spa and conference centre and is served by two guest lifts.

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Old Admiralty Building

Old Admiralty Building is a large and prominent Government building in London that is positioned directly to the side of Horse Guards Parade with its main entrance on Spring Gardens facing Admiralty Arch.

350 Euston Road

350 Euston Road forms part of the Regents Place development and is an award winning 25,000 sq. ft, multi-tenanted prestige office in the centre of London.



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The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Classic Lifts Ltd and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect

Terms & Conditions

Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern Classic Lifts Ltd’s relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of

Humber Bridge

Classic lifts was approached by The Humber Bridge Board and their lift consultant to provide a modernisation package for two specialist lifts.

Lindsay Harvey

Lindsay has had a career in the lift industry stretching back 50 years. From beginnings as a technician apprentice with Otis, he advanced all the way to holding a position as a member of the Otis Global Leadership team and Executive committee. He has extensive knowledge and experience in all areas of business, gained from

Ben Wright

Ben started work as a lift apprentice in 1991 and has enjoyed a successful career in the industry ever since. With experience built from a range of roles, including engineering and managerial positions at several independent lift companies, Ben has held a Director appointment for the last 14 years. In 2016 he joined the London

Shaun Brown

For over 20 years Shaun has been providing high level engineering skill and customer service to customers in Yorkshire and Humberside. After qualifying as a lift engineer, he gained knowledge of a wide variety of lift equipment, and developed a keen focus on customer service, seeing him rise to the level of Regional Director. After

Scott Broadley

After a career in the British Army, which included 7 years of maintenance and mechanical duties, Scott retired from military service and joined Stannah Lifts in 2003. He devoted time and effort to retraining, and after gaining practical experience and formal qualifications became a branch repair manager. Scott joined Classic Lifts in 2018 and manages

Mike Barton

Mike began his career at Otis in 1998 specialising in new lift installation. His experience installing a wide range of lift types and proactive approach to work saw him promoted, firstly to Field Test Engineer and ultimately New Equipment Field Operations Lead for Otis UK. In 2013 he took a position managing service, repair, and

Stephen Turner

Steve joined the lift industry in 1994 and gained valuable experience working as a service engineer for several independent UK companies. Always striving to learn more and push his own personal development, Steve quickly expanded his technical knowledge and ability. This led to a reputation as someone who could deliver high quality lift solutions, and

Andrew Harrison

With a keen eye for detail and natural aptitude for engineering, it’s perhaps no surprise that when Andrew joined the lift industry in 1983 he quickly found he was well suited to the technical side of lift design. His extensive knowledge of lift standards, and experience of providing lift solutions for difficult applications in a

Adrian Crane

Adrian began his career in the lift industry in 1988. After initially training and working as a lift engineer, he moved into installation project management and service delivery. It was there that he honed his skills for delivering customer projects on time and to budget, as well as developing a deep understanding of the importance

Keith Snow

Keith has owned and managed independent lift companies since 1986 and has a keen business acumen. With a background in engineering, Keith became a successful entrepreneur by quickly realising that employees are a company’s biggest asset, investing in talented and committed individuals. This, along with a strong belief in delivering outstanding customer service, are the

First Face to Face Meeting For Classic Directors

As UK lockdown travel rules eased, the senior management team took advantage of meeting together.


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Our Team

Our senior management team lead from the front, and their drive and passion has taken Classic Lifts from strength to strength. Under their stewardship, Classic Lifts has transformed from a small lift company to a large, successful UK wide operation working from 5 regional branches. The ambition remains, and they continue to drive the company

Vermont Hotel

In July 2020 Classic Lifts was approached by Mr Khaliq of the Gainford group requesting our design input to replace the existing lift at the Vermont Hotel in the centre of Newcastle

Byker Wall

Classic Lifts secured this project despite stiff competition through a tender process after securing approved supplier status for the Byker Wall Trust.

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Take a look through a number of our drawings. These are available to download in PDF and DWG format. 8 Person 630kg To view DWG files, you will need to have Autocad or similar installed. 13 Person 1000kg To view DWG files, you will need to have Autocad or similar installed. 17 Person 1275kg To

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There are many reasons to modernise lifts: Safety, Reliability, Appearance and Performance, are just a few. Classic Lifts have an extensive modernisation service for all types and makes of lift. Our initial site survey will highlight areas for improvement where we use a number of British and European Standards to assess the existing lift. These


Pitless Lifts

The Classic Lifts Pitless Lift is the ideal solution for new or existing buildings from 2 to 6 floors high (maximum 18m travel) allowing for the elimination of architectural barriers that hinder disabled people but increasing accessibility. It has a load capacity of between 180kg/2 person and 630kg/8 person with the largest car measuring 1100mm

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Platform Lifts

At Classic lifts we offer a wide range of high quality platform lifts to help people with mobility needs. All our products meet the current relevant standards and are suit both residential and commercial premises.

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Specific Sectors

Classic Lifts have a reputation and extensive experience in supplying customers with specialist lifts to meet demanding operating requirements and harsh environmental conditions. We provide an excellent range of equipment for specific sectors and have successfully completed projects in specialist buildings and structures, ranging from Bridges to Wind Turbines with technical solutions to ensure safe,


Hospital Lifts

Classic Lifts provide the ideal vertical transportation solution for any type of health & medical centre, nursing homes, clinic and hospital regardless of size. We offer bed/passenger lifts with capacities ranging from 1000kg / 13 person to 2500kg / 33 person which and are designed for the safe vertical movement of patients, beds, medical equipment,

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Panoramic Lifts

At Classic Lifts, we believe Panoramic Lifts add vitality and movement to a building and often become part of the building’s “signature”. We understand designing a glass lift is often an extremely personal process and therefore we recommend involving Classic Lifts at the earliest stages of your building design process to ensure we maximise the

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Goods Lifts

Classic Lifts have developed a wide range of lifts to provide reliable vertical transportation of bulky loads as part of your operating process. For capacities from 50kg to 10,000kg, Classic Lifts can supply effective products and services to solve your vertical transportation needs; combining robustness, capacity, and technology with attractive modern design.

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Product Range

We are an independent company which allows us to supply the lift that best suits your requirements. We are not restricted by a standard product range and we do not compromise on flexibility. Our products range from 50kg dumbwaiters to high speed high rise passenger lifts, meeting all sizes, sectors and environments. All of our


Classic Lifts recognises the importance of embracing technology to improve operational efficiency. We continually strive to utilise the latest technological developments to improve the service we offer to our customers.

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Lift Maintenance

Service Agreements Service contracts designed for flexibility and your peace of mind! At Classic Lifts we believe by working in partnership with our customers we can fully determine their individual needs and the type of service contract they require. By carefully listening to your requirements and through active collaboration, we provide you with the most

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Passenger Lifts

Classic Lifts provide Vertical Passenger Transport solutions to suit your requirements covering all loads, all market sectors and building environments. Our innovative,high performance and eco-efficient Gearless MRL design is extremely flexible to meet either your standard and bespoke needs. All of our products are fully compliant with current legislation and meet the requirements for accessible

New Lifts

Working in close harmony with carefully selected manufacturers, Classic Lifts can install lifts to suit all applications and environments. What makes us different? We’re totally independent and we work with you to select the right lift for every job. Regardless of whether the lift installation is from our standard range or a “special” incorporating extra

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Your Partner In Lifts Our motto is success through partnership, and for over 30 years now we’ve been looking after customers and their lifts. Whether you’re looking for someone to maintain your existing equipment or install a new modern lift that helps you meet your commitments to sustainability and energy saving, Classic Lifts can help.

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Contact us to discuss your lift engineering requirements or to arrange a free ‘on site’ survey. We’ll be happy to help you determine what’s most suitable and cost effective. Email:

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New I.T. Strategic Upgrade

Classic has pushed on without hesitation and completed the implementation of its I.T. Strategic upgrade.


Your Perfect Lift Partner Classic Lifts is a large independent UK national lift company providing professional lift maintenance, repairs, modernisations and new lift installations from five regional centres. We are privately owned by the senior management of the company with over 170 direct employees and a turnover in excess of £24 million. We have over

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Classic Lifts Ltd uses and protects any information that you give Classic Lifts Ltd when you use this website. Classic Lifts is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then