Regent House forms the centrepiece overhead the main entrance archway into Trinity College from College Green. This 500-year-old building constructed primarily from Elizabethan brickwork is a heritage gem with myriad restoration restrictions. Neither a normal depth pit or headroom at top of the shaft were available. T.C.D. now intend to use Regent House as a visitor centre and as it is located at 1st floor, adequate disabled public access is essential. A final challenge involved streaming restricted access for staff and students to the School of Music which is located at the top floor. Directly overhead a baby grand piano sits atop the lift shaft in a performance space, requiring additional sound isolation measures.
Accel Lifts installed a 900kg/12 Passenger Adjacent Entry Traction MRL passenger lift with additional reduced pit and headroom measures. Attention to detail was vital throughout the project to ensure the new lift had a minimal impact on the existing building structure and use.