New improved lift planned at town building

Published Tuesday 1 December 2015

A new, improved lift is to be installed at The Symington Building in Market Harborough.

Harborough District Council, which owns the building in Adam and Eve Street, appointed a contractor to carry out the work at a meeting of its Executive committee on Monday 30 November 2015.

The new lift, which will replace the ageing central lift in the Grade II listed Victorian building, will be bigger, and more energy efficient than the existing lift and be able to accommodate more people as well as improve accessibility for larger wheelchairs.

Work on the new lift will begin in summer 2016.  

Cllr Phil King, deputy leader of Harborough District Council, said: “The Symington Building is an important and much-used multi-functional building and I am delighted that we have been able to bring this project forward to ensure the ageing lift is replaced. We have consulted building user groups as part of this exciting project and look forward to a new, larger and more energy-efficient lift installation over the summer to benefit all visitors.”