Stunning CPL installed at the Rise Again at the Queens Marque, Halifax

The Rise Again project aimed to be more than just a public space; it strived to be a symbol of inclusivity and universal accessibility. Central to this vision was the Garaventa CPL, designed to cater to individuals with mobility challenges, ensuring they can access the waterfront area with ease and dignity. Lawtons, known for its commitment to accessibility, partnered with Rob Murphy and his experienced R&D team, renowned for their groundbreaking work in designing user-centric solutions. Together, they embarked on an ambitious journey to create a state-of-the-art installation that would elevate accessibility standards in the region.

The successful installation of the Garaventa CPL at Rise Again lies in its intricate synchronization of the CPL door and the outer mirrored storm door. One of the primary challenges faced by the team was to ensure that both doors worked harmoniously to provide a seamless user experience. The CPL door was designed to open and close effortlessly, offering smooth ingress and egress for users. Meanwhile, the outer mirrored storm door remained an integral part of the tower, blending elegantly with the surrounding environment when not in use.

Rob Murphy’s R&D team played a critical role in perfecting this synchronization, ensuring that the CPL door’s operation did not interfere with the storm door’s functionality. Through meticulous testing and engineering, the team achieved a sophisticated system where the outer mirrored storm door would glide open when required, providing an additional layer of protection against adverse weather conditions. This thoughtful integration of aesthetics and functionality exemplifies the team’s commitment to delivering an exceptional user experience.

The Garaventa CPL installation at Rise Again has not only redefined accessibility standards but also set an example for future architectural projects across the globe. Its seamless integration and user-centric design demonstrate the possibilities of creating inclusive public spaces without compromising on aesthetics or functionality.

As visitors marvel at the Rise Again project, they are left with a lasting impression of a city that places inclusivity at the forefront of its urban planning. The installation serves as an inspiring vision of the future, where innovative partnerships between industry leaders and visionary minds can transform public spaces into beacons of accessibility and equity.

About the Elvoron CPL: 

The Elvoron CPL is a vertical platform lift equipped with a full height cab and a non-load bearing ceiling. It looks and feels like a small elevator but costs much less. The Elvoron CPL is designed to provide access for people with disabilities in commercial buildings.


  • Low cost
  • Reliable
  • Variety of Finishes
  • Custom Platform Sizes
  • Smooth and Quiet Ride
  • Full Height Cab

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