Vertical transportation - lift and escalator consultants

Cundall's team of international lift consultants and escalator consultants provide full lift and escalator vertical transportation design services in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Far East and Australia.

We offer independent impartial advice on all aspects of lift and escalators.A breakdown of these services can be seen by clicking on the icons below. Alternatively, our full capability statement can be found here.



Lifts and Escalator Design Consultants for New Construction
For lifts and escalators in new building construction projects our lift and escalator consultants will work with the architect and design team through all RIBA stages including feasibility, concept, schematic and detailed design of the buildings vertical transportation - ultimately creating a bespoke specification for the lifts and escalators of the project which is independent of lift or escalator manufacturer allowing competitive procurement to take place.

Upon receipt of tender returns from lift and escalator contractors we can undertake technical and commercial analysis of proposals to support the contractor selection process. From there on our lift and escalator consultants with review the developed lift designs, and can provide full monitoring of the lift and escalator installation through to final completion, witness testing, and handover.

Lift and Escalator Refurbishment Consultants
For lift refurbishment projects our experienced lift consultants would initially carry out a lift condition survey, following which we provide lift refurbishment options and associated considerations; the same would be carried out for escalator refurbishment projects. Once the scope of works for the lift or escalator refurbishment has been agreed, we will develop a technical specification and support the project through tendering, tender review, contract award, monitoring one site and final completion. Where applicable and required we can offer contract administration and CDM2015 Principle Designer duties, as well as other engineering services such as structural engineering advice.

For more information about when a lift needs refurbishing take a look at this blog.

Lift and Escalator Maintenance Contracts and Contractor Compliance Monitoring Consultants
Very few organisations have the luxury of employing their own in-house lift expert or escalator expert to monitoring the statutory compliance requirements, and manage their lift and escalator maintenance contractors. Cundall's lift consultants and escalator consultants can provide this service to our clients in a cost effective manner, to suit the individual client needs. We can also assist in defining a clients lift or escalator maintenance requirements, including key performance indicators (KPI's), to enable the tendering or procurement of bespoke lift and escalator maintenance contracts.
For client operating in the healthcare sector where compliance with HTM guidelines is a requirement (specifically HTM05-02) we can offer the designated HTM role of Authorising Engineer (Lifts).

Please find our Vertical Transport capability statement covering our full offering in the Knowledge Hub

Contact Graham Barker to discuss your specific lift and escalator consultancy requirements.




Graham Barker

T +44 (0)7803 518 282

Examples of the lift and escalator consultant services we can provide include:
  • Lift / escalator reliability surveys and assessment
  • Lift / escalator improvement, enhancement, change of use, refurbishment surveys
  • Lift / escalator replacement surveys
  • Lift / escalator Accessibility assessment surveys
  • Lift / escalator budget / Capital expenditure planning surveys and assessments
  • Lift / escalator assessments for Acquisition and disposal of buildings
  • Lift / escalator Dilapidation surveys at end of tenancy
  • Lift / escalator Statutory compliance assessments
  • Vertical Transportation / Lift / escalator design and traffic analysis
  • Specifications for new lifts and escalators
  • Specifications for Lift / escalator refurbishment and replacements
  • Lift / escalator Procurement and tender process support
  • Technical review of lift and escalator contractor proposals
  • Project management and contract administration for Lift / escalator projects
  • Lift / escalator Acceptance and witness testing
  • Bespoke maintenance contract development for Lift / escalators
  • Lift / escalator maintenance contracts support, advise and management
  • Building change of use assessments and the impact on existing lifts / escalators
  • Performance measurement surveys of existing lift systems and assessment of performance improvement measures, or changes of building use
  • Lift / escalator Energy use assessments, reports and recommendations (including BREEAM ENE06 / LEED / AL SA'FAT)


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Vertical Transportation Capability Statement

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