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£4m church construction includes stair lift | Handicare News

12th February 2014

As part of the £4 million construction of King’s Church in Amersham, a stair lift has been installed to make the site completely accessible to local residents. The amazing new structure is set to be of great benefit to the local community, as the less able can now easily use the stair lift to reach the raised stage in the auditorium.

The huge project to create this new site was completed at the end of last year and it is thought that the building will be used by a diverse range of local residents, with its new commercial stair lift looking to make the structure completely accessible throughout. The inclusion of the stair lift highlights the desire for more accessible building designs and the need for the implementation of mobility aids in public spaces, as the inclusion of this device will be used by both speakers and the public.

The local community

The £4 million project has included all the latest in design, with underfloor heating and LED lighting to serve the 225 adult members and 40-60 children who attend the church. The project was made possible via joint development with Cala Homes in order to fund the new build in such a high cost area, with the facility set to be of immense benefit to the local community.

The church’s design was meticulously planned to make the most of all spaces to provide an auditorium, café, reception, toilets and prayer room. Thanks to this careful planning, church members and speakers at services who suffer from mobility difficulty and rely on aids such as dual motor riser recliner chairs at home can now feel comfortable when attending church, as a platform lift has been installed to transport people between floors safely and comfortably.

With funding coming in from church donations through membership, the sale of the former building and a bank loan, the new church will surely be well-received by all church members - especially those with reduced mobility.

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