Top go-karting venue ramps up accessibility

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cibes-go-carting-2A premier go-karting venue has unveiled its new bistro – which includes top notch access for customers.

Northamptonshire’s Whilton Mill has now revealed its 120-seater restaurant which will cater for corporate events and hospitality.

In order to make sure that the upstairs eatery can welcome as wide a range of customers as possible, owner Roger Ashby installed a Cibes A5000 Platform Lift.

cibes-go-carting-4The Cibes “A” Series of Platform Lifts is the most versatile platform lift on the market, the “A” Series is a Commercial and Public Platform Lift which uses Cibes Smart ECO technology and now comes with Smart voice synthesiser. The “A” ECO Drive platform lift has the lowest energy consumption of any platform lift and operates and delivers the same comfort and performance you expect from a commercial lift traveling at 0.15ms.

Platform sizes are fully Part M and Equality Act compliant and can be installed in around two days.

Roger said: “As the hospitality area is upstairs it’s crucial to us that we provide good access.

“We have just opened the restaurant and the lift has also doubled up as a way to also transport the food as well as our passengers.

“It’s also been handy to use it as a way to move furniture into situ while we’ve been busy setting it up prior to opening.”

cibes-go-carting-3Roger says that it was important that the A5000 platform lift blended into its surroundings that have an open feel.

He said: “I didn’t want something that was enclosed as the whole area is open – I wanted people who are using the lift to get a glimpse of what was going on before even entering the area.”

As well as go-karting Whilton Mill visitors can enjoy a range of activities from quad bikes through to clay pigeon shooting.

Making sure that business properties are fully compliant with the latest accessibility laws is vital.

The best practice for making a commercial or public buildings accessible is set out in legal framework, building regulations and design guidance.

Gary Sullivan, Head of Sales and Marketing at Cibes Lift UK, said: “Whilton Mill is a fantastic venue with a range of exciting activities for its visitors.

“Roger has looked after the welfare of staff and visitors by making sure their access needs are catered for.”

He added: “Installing a quality and reliable lift is so important in increasing access for those who need it.”

Speak to Cibes Lift UK today about accessibility in your premises. Call 0800 085 0269 or e-mail


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