Caltech were excited to be involved in the refurbishment work at Pollokshaw West Railway Station (the oldest surviving station in Glasgow!) by supplying and installing a Platform Lift in a self supporting structure which now provides wheelchair access in the new South West Community Cycles facility. The new cycle center has been supported by Glasgow Preservation Trust and by First Scotrail, the design work was by Richard Shorter Architects and Elmwood Construction were awarded the contract to complete the work. The center will help improve the health and education of local people and protect the local environment through the provision of affordable bike related services and activities.
The lift has just been officially handed over and Managing Director Andrew Renwick went to visit Alyson and her team yesterday to take some photos and find out more about the facility:-
“I was quite fascinated to visit this center as I think it is such a fantastic initiative to get more people active and it is a great place to educate people in bike activities as they provide training and events too. The facility is also going to be a great community hub where people can meet and have a coffee, the Platform Lift will allow the facility to be accessible by everybody in the local and surrounding communities.”