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Catch Coverage Of Our Incredible St Ives Project Over On AT Today

Published on 14th July 2022
by Robyn

We were recently featured over on AT Today for our work on two stunning properties in St Ives, Cornwall. The case study features the ins and outs of the project, as well as insights from Anthony Curtis - the developer we worked with on these projects - and from our very own managing director, Jeff Shepherd. 

We have a snippet of the article for you, here:

Stylish homelifts help futureproof luxury new Cornwall homes

A stylish homelift supplier has worked with a high-end property developer to futureproof two beautiful properties in St Ives, Cornwall, making them more accessible for residents and visitors. In this case study, homelift owners share some of the benefits of having a homelift beyond just improving accessibility.

Access BDD recently supported its partner Morgan Ellis with the installation of two of its luxury Altura Platinum homelifts. The installations were part of a development of two stunning properties in St Ives, Cornwall.

The properties were developed by St Ives-based Parc Owles Design & Development, which specialises in high-end development projects in the Cornwall area. This was the first time it had installed a homelift.

Director Anthony Curtis explained: “As both properties are split over four floors, we wanted to ensure they were easily accessible and future-proofed. After speaking to several companies, we took the decision to go with Morgan Ellis and install the Altura homelift by Access BDD.

“From the first point of contact, we were very impressed with Jeff and the rest of the team as we felt they offered a superb level of service combined with a high-quality product. Throughout the process, Jeff and his colleagues were always available to answer any queries and that level of personal service is invaluable to us as a developer.

“Both properties have a very high-end finish throughout, and we felt the Altura Platinum homelifts from Access BDD and Morgan Ellis would be a superb finishing touch.”

As both properties were purchased off-plan, Anthony and his team were able to work with the owners and various suppliers and contractors to tailor each home to the owner’s exact needs and tastes. This included the homelifts. Anthony opted for the Altura, as they wanted the lift to have more of a ‘hotel feel’.

Jeff Shepherd, Managing Director for Morgan Ellis, said: “When we were initially speaking to Anthony he explained that as part of the plans they had incorporated a block lift shaft in both properties which meant the Altura could be installed relatively easily.

“We presented the range of lifts available but soon all agreed that the Altura would be the perfect solution to help Antony achieve the finish he and his clients were looking for. From an aesthetic viewpoint, both lifts blend effortlessly into the contemporary design of the properties and feature a deluxe cabin with doors finished in stainless steel.

“Operating the lift is also very simple as the Altura has a user-friendly ‘push to run’ one-touch system so you do not have to keep the button pressed for the duration of the journey up or down.

“We are certainly seeing an increase in the number of developers of similar high-end properties that are looking to install homelifts from a convenience and future-proofing perspective. The portfolio of lifts from Access BDD which incorporate the latest cutting-edge technology without doubt helps us when we are talking to potential clients.”

You can read the full article over at AT Today.

See our coverage of these two stunning St Ives properties, with full imagery and videos to get a high definition look at the final results.