Case Studies

The Grainstore

The Grainstore is located at the Royal Docks, London. The building is a residential building.  Working with One Housing and ESS (VT) Ltd Crest Lifts have removed an MRL to install a new Wittur MRL.

Ealing Gateway

Ealing Gateway is a large multi-tenanted office building in West London. Working for JLL, Woodvalley Construction and Barry Jerram Associates Crest Lifts are replaced 4 Otis MCS Gen2 lifts with the latest Wittur products utilising NEW control systems.

Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University is an exclusive educational establishment located at the northern edge of Hyde Park in Bayswater, London. Crest Lifts maintain the equipment at this site and were also chosen to install a new IMEM MRL replacing an existing Stannah hydraulic lift.

Montevetro Building

The Montevetro Building is an iconic residential building, designed by Richard Rogers and located at Battersea, London. The lifts in the building are maintained by Crest Lifts who were also chosen to modernise the 20+ year old lifts in the blocks, replacing Schindler 300 lifts with the latest Lester Controls systems.

Devonshire House

Devonshire House is a large multi-tenanted office block on Piccadilly, London. Over the years Crest Lifts have modernised several lifts in this building the latest one being the upgrade of an Otis UMV using the latest Lester Controls products.

138-140 Buckingham Palace Road

138-140 Buckingham Palace Road is a private residence in Victoria, London. As part of a building upgrade programme working with SW Bruce and The Lift Consultancy Crest lifts replaced an existing Kone MRL with a new Wittur MRL. 

Eaton Square

Eaton Square is a private residence located in Belgravia, London. As part of the refurbishment of this classically designed building, working with Seacon Construction and BlackArt designers Crest Lifts replaced an existing Kone hydraulic lift with a new Wittur MRL with highly bespoke finishes.

Ilchester Place

Ilchester Place is a private residence located in Kensington, London. As part of major refurbishment of this property by Seacon Construction and working with Consultalift consultancy Crest Lifts installed an IMEM MRL with Digital Advanced Controls and highly bespoke finishes.

Brickett Road

Brickett Road is a commercial multi-tenanted office building in St Albans. Working with Hoare Lee and Oakmont Construction Crest Lifts modified two Wittur MRL units that we previously installed as part of the complete refurbishment of the building.

The Oxygen Building

The Oxygen Building is a 17 floor high rise residential building located at the Royal Docks, London. Working with One Housing and ESS (VT) Ltd Crest Lifts replaced the existing lifts with the latest WITTUR products using NEW control systems.

Ferneberga House

Feneberga House is a commercial office building located in Farnborough, Hampshire. Crest Lifts working with TUV D&B consultants on behalf of Northwood Investors replace an existing hydraulic lift with a Wittur MRL with a Lester Controls drive system.

Marine & Coastguard Authority

The Marina and Coastguard Authority building is in Southampton. Working with Butler and Young lift consultants and the MCA Crest lifts installed three new Wittur lifts with NEW control systems.

K1/K2 Barges

The barges are located on the water at Wood Wharf the latest development on Canary Wharf and are two new hospitality venues. Crest Lifts have worked on several previous projects with Canary Wharf Contractors Ltd and were again chosen to undertake this specialist work. Two new bespoke lifts have been installed using Wittur and NEW equipment.

133 Houndsditch

133 Houndsditch is a large commercial building located in the city of London. Working with Cushman Wakefield, Crest Lifts undertook the modernisation of four Schindler Miconic lifts replacing all outdated electronic components with the latest Lester Controls products.

60 Cannon Street

60 Cannon Street is in the heart of the city of London. Crest Lifts were chosen by D2E and Basebuild to completely remove the existing traction lifts and install three new IMEM MRL lifts as part of a complete refurbishment of the building.


4 Curzon Square

This small, highly prestigious office building in Mayfair was modernised by Crest Lifts, replacing existing Elite Lifts with a Gladiator Lift utilising a Koll Morgen control system. 

100 Brompton Road

This multi-tenanted office block located in Kensington, London is being modernised in a phased programme approach phase one involved the replacement of the landing controls and car interior.  Phase two involved Crest Lifts using replacing the old Sassi machines with new Ziehl Abegg geared machines.

5 Young Street

5 Young Street is a prestigious multi-tenanted office building in Kensington, London. Working with Focus FM and JLL Crest Lifts modernised three Schindler 5400 lifts using Lester Controls equipment.

Peninsula House

Peninsular House is a prestigious multi tenanted office block in the City of London. Working with Focus FM and JLL on a staged modernisation programme Crest Lifts replaced the existing Thames Valley control systems on the fire lift with the latest systems from the same supplier.

West Podium Euston

The West Podium building is part of the Euston Estate and is currently occupied by the team constructing HS2. Crest Lifts installed a new IMEM MRL product to replace a thirty year old unreliable H&C hydraulic lift.

Hammersmith Grove

Hammersmith Grove is a multi-tenanted office building in West London. Working with Tony Warren Ltd consultancy practice Crest Lifts modernised three existing Otis MCS320  lifts with state of the art control systems supplied by Lester Controls.


Waterstones book shop

Waterstones is a nationwide chain of bookstores who chose Crest Lifts to replace an old lift at their store in St Albans. An Otis GMV Hydraulic lift was replaced with a new Wittur MRL, providing more reliable service with a more environmentally friendly solution offering lower running costs.

The Glades Shopping Centre

The Glades is a Shopping Centre located in Bromley, Kent and consists of 135 stores occupying 464,000 sq. ft. Crest Lifts have maintained this site for several years and recently modernised three Schindler traction lifts with state of the art Lester Controls systems combined with Sassi machines.

25-35 Park Lane

25-35 Park Lane is a multi-tenanted commercial building on one of London’s most prestigious roads in Mayfair, London. Crest Lifts working with the consultancy practice LECS and Gerald Eve completely modernised four Elite traction lifts using Koll Morgen control systems and Fermator doors and mechanical equipment.

85 Strand, London

85 Strand is a multi tenanted office building in the West End of London over nine floors. Crest Lifts are modernising three Swift Futura controlled 10 person / 800Kg passenger lifts, with equipment from Ziehl-Abegg and International Lift Equipment working with the Gerald Honey consultancy.

75 King William Street, London

75 King William Street has recently been refurbished to provide high quality office space in the City of London over eleven floors. Crest Lifts completely modernised two Otis / Thames Valley controlled 8 person / 630 Kg passenger fire lifts; installing Sassi machines, Sematic door systems and Lester Control panels working for the managing agent JLL.

Davidson House, Reading

Davidson House is prominently situated in Forbury Square, a prime central location in the heart of Reading’s business district. On behalf of Lambert Smith Hampton Crest lifts have recently completely modernised four Otis MCS320 seven floor passenger lifts with Ziehl-Abegg machines and Lester Control panels working with the lift consultancy Dunbar & Boardman.

Goldsmiths Hall

Goldsmiths’ Hall is a Grade I building at the junction of Foster Lane and Gresham Street in the City of London. It has served as an assay office and the headquarters of London’s goldsmith guild, the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, one of the livery companies of the City of London.

Crest Lifts are modernising three Mavercourt controlled passenger lifts within this magnificent building between 2018 and 2020.

McLaren House - London South Bank University

McLaren House is located at St Georges Circus and is part of London South Bank University. The building is used as student accommodation and over two summer holiday periods Crest Lifts installed four Wittur W-Line 8 person / 630Kg new passenger lifts to serve up to 9 floors.

180 Brompton Road

180 Brompton Road is the headquarters of O&H properties and also includes influential tenants such as Investindustrial Advisors Limited. Crest Lifts have worked together with O&H properties on a number of projects and were delighted to be chosen to fully modernise the three lifts in this prestigious building in Knightsbridge.

Eversholt Street

Working for HS2 Crest Lifts modernised 3 lifts on the Euston campus replacing obsolete Thames Valley controllers with new state of the art Lester Almega11 controllers and all associated electronic componentry, for the use of the project management team overseeing this massive capital project.

33 Chancery Lane

33 Chancery Lane is a boutique barristers’ chambers located in the heart of the legal centre of London. Crest Lifts installed two new Wittur W-Line 8 person / 630Kg lifts in this fully occupied building, replacing two Otis Europa 2000 lifts which were over 20 years old.

Marathon House

Marathon House was originally known as Castrol House, after its first occupants and was converted into apartments in the mid 1990’s. It has long been referred to as the daddy of all slab-and-podium office blocks in the country, inspired by Lever House in New York, designed by Gollins Melvin Ward & Partners, and constructed between 1955 and 1960.

Crest Lifts have recently completed the modernisation of two high-speed lifts traveling fifteen floors using the latest gearless machines and control systems manufactured by International Lift Equipment . The project was managed by LECS on behalf of the building management company.

Clock Towers Shopping Centre

Over 100,000 people visit Clock Towers Shopping Centre every week where there are more than 50 high street shopping outlets.

Crest Lifts modernised one Schindler controlled car park lift and four Schindler controlled scenic lifts with four Lift Material Emerald Line lifts with International Lift Equipment Canex control panels, 18 person passenger lifts within new steel structures also installed by Crest. The client is Severn Capital and Crest Lifts are acting in the capacity of Main Contractor.

Virtus, Slough

VIRTUS Data Centres, the UK’s fastest growing data centre provider, owns, designs, builds and operates the country’s most efficient and flexible data centres.

They recently completed such a facility in Slough. The facility comprises of approximately 10,800m2 net technical data centre space also offers over 1,800m2 of office space for customer use.

Crest Lifts are worked with the main contractor Bouygues installing two 5,000kg Lift Material Emerald Line goods lifts with International Lift equipment Canex control panels in an extremely short seven-week period.

New Bodleian Library

Crest Lifts worked with MACE, to install 3 passenger lifts and 1 goods lift at The New Bodleian Library at Oxford University.

The new passenger lifts were installed with customised finishes to keep with the overall design scheme and 1 goods lift that was also made available for beneficial use by the construction company to use as a hoist in the construction stage.

27 Knightsbridge

27 Knightsbridge is a prestigious Grade A office building located opposite Hyde Park tube station close to Park Lane in the centre of London. Our clients were the independent residential and commercial property consultancy Knight Frank. The lift consultants were Focus FM.

The project involved modernising a three car group of Thyssen Krupp lifts of 1000kg capacity covering 8 floors and a separate goods lift. 

The Building remained occupied during all of the modernisation works. It was of the utmost importance to our clients that we caused minimal disruption to the occupants of the building, which required careful planning with significant work undertaken out of hours.

Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence requires high security and vetting which Crest Lifts have successfully complied with on a number of occasions. For this latest project we undertook work in four separate administrative offices on six lifts for the main contractor Carillion.

During our modernisation work the buildings were all occupied so programming and scheduling of work to minimise disruption was critical.

Ryder Court

3 Lifts were fully modernised with new gearless machines, and complete overhaul of all electrical systems. This included new controllers and the replacement of all indicators.

New lift cars were also installed as part of the overall refurbishment of the building.

Each of the 3 lifts was replaced individually in order to ensure a satisfactory lift service during the replacement works. In addition noisy work and significant material deliveries were undertaken out of hours to minimise disruption to tenants.

The building is managed on behalf of the tenants by Lambert Smith & Hampton.

Shell Headquarters

On this project Shell employed us to safely remove and dispose of 4 escalators, whilst the building they were located in remained operational.

We worked as a principal contractor under the CDM regulations. Shell work to the highest safety standards and expect their contractors to do likewise. In addition the environment in which we worked contained asbestos which all had to be properly removed and disposed of.

The site program incorporated a particularly tight schedule for us to undertake our works which meant that detailed planning and scheduling of our work was essential.

Parnell House

Parnell House is a prestigious site located in the heart of London adjacent to Victoria train station. The building is multi tenanted, including such tenants such as Transport For London.

The work involved modernising an existing group of four 9 floor lifts in two phases 3 months apart. As a result of this it was necessary to program the four lifts to operate as two duplex pairs and then return the lifts to a group of four upon the completion of Phase two.

90 Chancery Lane

90 Chancery Lane was a building requiring total refurbishment. As part of this works we were awarded the contract to provide a complete modernisation solution to 3 existing 8 person 6 floor lifts plus the installation of 1 new 4 passenger DDA lift in a purpose built lift shaft.

The scope of works included raising the speed from 1.0 mps to 1.6mps with the installation of gearless machines and installing a false pit floor on 2 lifts as the basement level was no longer required.

The duration of our programmed works was 8 weeks. This relatively short program was achieved through attention to detail, close monitoring of equipment deliveries and working strictly to program and progressing all lifts equally with 6 engineers on site.

Thames Water Authority

Crest Lifts were appointed to carry out full modernisation works to twenty lifts over ten sites within four months. The lifts included a glass Scenic Otis three car group, a Kone Passenger/Goods Duplex, Otis single heavy duty goods lifts and Schindler Single & duplex passenger lifts.