The National Lift Tower, Northampton, England
research, development, testing
 
   
   

National Lift Tower
Northampton
NN5 5FH
England

tel : +44(0)1604 587745
email : click here

 

 

 

Welcome to The National Lift Tower

Please click here for abseiling and other charity events at the tower.

The National Lift Tower is a 127m (418ft) research and development facility located in Northampton, England.

Originally built to test lifts, the scope of work undertaken at the tower has increased considerably in recent years. The height of the building and it's unique features make it an invaluable resource. Ongoing projects include work in the following areas ...

  • Height safety and access equipment
  • Escape systems for offshore platforms and vessels
  • Novel systems for underwater cranage
  • Lift engineer training
  • Lift equipment development and marketing
  • Charity abseils

There are six lift shafts of varying heights and speeds, one of which is a high speed shaft with a travel of 100m and a theoretical maximum speed of 10m/s.

Aside from the lift shafts, there are a number of other vertical spaces inside the building which have been used for a variety of projects. The tallest of these is 93 metres and is equipped with a sophisticated camera system that can be used to track experiments in realtime.

The tower has excellent transport links being situated next to the M1, having three international airports within one hours drive and with a local train station on the main line to London. Directions to the tower can be found here.

We have in-house experts who are able to help with or conduct research and development projects. We also have a fully equipped and workshop for light engineering tasks.

 


Superfast broadband in Northampton - we have recently partnered with a local company to provide superfast broadband into areas of Northampton that currently do not have coverage. The name of the company is Barton Broadband and the website is here. Please get in touch if you would like to find out if coverage is available in your area.

For information for booking abseils at the tower, please follow this link to an external website. http://www.nationalabseilcentre.co.uk. The events for 2014 are ...

26th April - British Red Cross
10th May - open day
24th May - Autism Concern
21st June - LU15
5th July - open day
19th July - open day
2nd August - open day
16th August - open day
30th August - Parkinson's UK
6th September - British Red Cross