News release

Date: 26th June 2012

Portland Marina – ready and waiting

In Osprey Quay, Portland, everything is new and shiny. It also sits in Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour, the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing venue, that is ready and waiting to attract millions of visitors.




June 26th 2012 - In Osprey Quay, Portland, everything is new and shiny. It also sits in Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour, the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing venue, that is ready and waiting to attract millions of visitors.

The Harbour is already home to the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy and has hosted numerous international sailing events, proving it’s suitability for 2012.

The commercial Marina is Dorset’s finest and is looking forward to being centre-stage too. The Marina offices and ‘The Boat that Rocks’ bar and restaurant, both two storey buildings at the water’s edge, feature Stannah lifts, to ensure easy access for all and great customer service too.

Read more in our comprehensive case study at www.stannahlifts.co.uk/news-and-resources/case-studies/74/stannah-at-the-2012-olympic-sailing-venue-portland-marina/.

In the Marina offices a Midilift SL vertical platform lift ensures easy access over two floors for everyone using the building. The lift was supplied in its own structure, with no need for a pit, so only required minimum building work. It’s a very economical solution to easy movement around the building for those people challenged by the stairs. It also helps the building adhere to the latest building regulations.

Just across the extensive deck is ‘The Boat that Rocks’, a popular new dining venue and bar with some of the best views on the south coast. The inviting rendezvous relies on its Stannah Trolleylift 250kg to make light work of service in a first floor entertainment suite - a great venue for private functions. Behind the sweeping bar is a small kitchen where the Trolleylift arrives straight from the working kitchen below. The busy service lift is essential for maintaining great service during the event by ferrying all the food and tableware with ease, leaving the staff to wait on the guests.

The entertainment suite overlooks the marina and affords great views right around the harbour. A second Midilift SL sits alongside the steep stairway to the function room to ensure no one is left out of the party.

The Boat That Rocks will be taking centre stage in 2012. The venue will be taken over by the Olympic Authority and used to feed The Olympic Family through the whole Olympic and Paralympic period.

Portland Marina is a fabulous location. If you are not mooring up after some fine sailing, you can enjoy the sights and sounds of marine activities whilst relaxing with your feet firmly on the ground.

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Notes to Editor

• Platform lifts – Designed to carry up to 4 passengers, platform lifts are supplied in their own structure so can go almost anywhere.

• Goods lifts – We provide a range of solutions; Microlift dumbwaiters for loads ranging from 50-100kg, Trolleylift service lift for loads up to 300kg, the Goodsmaster range up to 1500kg and heavy duty solutions up to 3000kg.

Since 1867, Stannah continues a family tradition; to keep people and goods moving. With more than 30,000 new installs per year and over 220,000 site visits we give our customers expert support right across our portfolio.

Passenger lifts / Platform lifts / Goods lifts / Escalators & moving walkways / Lift servicing – all at www.stannahlifts.co.uk

For further editorial information please contact:
Angela Breckenridge
Tel: 023 8043 3348
Email: angela[at]b-v[dot]co[dot]uk

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