Axess 2 delivers panoramic lift for Grade II listed Landmark

Axess 2 has installed a panoramic glass lift at The Landmark in Burnley as the building's owners look to diversify its customer base.

The site was once Burnley Grammar School but was purchased by Burnley businessman Mark Crabtree and transformed into a flexible, contemporary space for small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Now The Landmark is set to begin Phase 2 of its transformation which include the creation of a multi-purpose venue to host events such as weddings and conferences.

For this, Clitheroe-based Axess 2 was enlisted to install a new passenger lift. It features uninterrupted glass panels giving an unobstructed view of the town centre landscape, with bespoke LED lighting inside.

Liz Wilkinson, general manager at The Landmark, said: "As The Landmark is Grade II listed, any work done to it must be in keeping with the original building. The external glass lift ticked those boxes by blending seamlessly into the Gothic architecture of the building."

Nathan Massey, from Axess 2, said: "The Landmark was an exciting project and the company enjoyed bringing its design solution experience to the scheme to ensure the lift was consistent with its surroundings.

"It was important that the addition of the lift was in keeping with the building, and the glass exterior and minimal steel certainly achieve that. Inside the lift is spacious and airy, while the glass panels make the most of the views from The Landmark."

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