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The Sheffield College

Bespoke lift maintenance management for circa 30 lifts

Three glass lift doors with red textured flooring at the entrance


Sheffield, United Kingdom


The Sheffield College


The Sheffield College, which is Ofsted graded ‘good’, is a further and higher education college that provides academic, vocational and professional qualifications to approximately 13,000 young people and adults a year.

The college offers a broad curriculum that includes apprenticeships, vocational diplomas, A Levels, T Levels, access courses, and foundation and honours degrees.

Our Vertical Transportation team has provided lift maintenance management and contract management to The Sheffield College for circa 30 lifts, over three different campus locations.

Working closely with the college, our team developed a bespoke lift maintenance contract and managed the tendering process. The resulting new contract enabled the College to receive a higher level of coverage for a lower cost. It also improved response times and reduced lift downtime. Monthly maintenance management meetings are held to monitor the completion of works and to provide additional advice to the client.

Graham Barker
, Partner, commented ‘The Cundall lift consultants undertook equipment condition surveys to asses the colleges equipment, developed and understanding of the colleges requirements and learnings from previous contracts, then produced a bespoke maintenance specification inclusive of schedules of rates and different service options. We managed the tender process including review of tender returns and post tender interviews and supporting the college through the contract award process.'

Key fact

Working with the colleges procurement specialists we managed the tender for lift maintenance.


Key fact

To prioritise investment budget, minor capital works have been identified to further extend the overall lifespan of lift equipment.


Key fact

In preparation for the planned analogue phone line switch off in 2025 we have developed a plan to address proactive replacement of lift autodial systems.


Graham in an open collar shirt and suit jacket against a dark wall

Graham Barker

Partner, Vertical Transportation

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As a full service lift consultancy we are able to support The Sheffield College, and all of our clients, throughout the lifecycle of their buildings.