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The job of keeping visitors to the Millennium Arts precinct moving was given to Liftronic - the largest fully Australian-owned and managed elevator company.
A view of a lift from Liftronic. architecture, gray, green
A view of a lift from Liftronic.

FOR ANY large public building one of the more compelling factors is the ability to move people effectively through the site. With a constantly fluctuating population of varying needs, spaces such as libraries and galleries need to provide a variety of easily accessible modes of transit.

Most people have no more than a fleeting relationship with lifts and escalators and therefore don't realise that public buildings have a whole other set of requirements that necessitate a comprehensive solution, says Ivan Debelak, director of Liftronic QLD.

"In such a vast public space it was critical to be able to supply vertical transport of exacting standards for the vast numbers of visitors, staff and exhibits to be able to be moved through the building and associated infrastructure with ease."


A view of some esculators from Liftronic. architecture, daylighting, floor, handrail, interior design, stairs, wood, brown, gray
A view of some esculators from Liftronic.

Representatives from Liftronic worked closely with the project's designers and consultants to ensure that all specific design criteria were met. Installation, supervisory and technical staff worked on the project for twelve months to formulate the design into a practical reality, says Debelak.

"The lift units were not only to be practical, but also aesthetically pleasing to complement the overall design of the building. This meant that many of the elevators supplied are bespoke."

In all, 21 units were installed, consisting of glass observation machine roomless lifts and inter-floor escalators for visitors, basement drive lifts for the movement of large exhibit pieces, service lifts for staff, and a wheelchair platform in the theatrette.

A view of some esculators from Liftronic. architecture, daylighting, floor, handrail, interior design, stairs, wood, brown, gray
A view of some esculators from Liftronic.

"The Millennium Arts Project was an opportunity for Liftronic the largest fully Australian-owned and managed elevator company to showcase its product range, versatility, and experience. Experience gained in association with a number of high-profile iconic property developments throughout Australia," says Debelak.

For more information, contact Liftronic Pty Ltd, 29 Canberra St, Hemmant, QLD 4011, freephone 1800 663 922, fax (07) 3268 3215.

Dec 22, 2006
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