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Events at the tower. If you would like to be kept informed of forthcoming events, please email

12th October

Open day abseil

28th September

Abseil for the British Heart Foundation

21st September

Abseil for the British Red Cross

7th September

Abseil for the Stroke Association

31st August

Open day abseil

6th and 7th August

Lift engineer training course (LES)

31st July

Open day abseil

2nd and 3rd July

Lift engineer training course (LES)

11th and 12th June

Lift engineer training course (LES)

6th June

Lift engineer training course

4th and 5th June

ISC Product Launch

22nd and 23rd May

We will be at Liftex !!

Saturday 25th May

Open day abseil

Saturday 18th May

Open day abseil

Wednesday 21st September 2011

Ziehl-Abegg UK hosted a Consultants Seminar at the tower. A number of speakers gave talks on a range of subjects :-

Machines for modernisation - Zieh-Abegg
Energy Regeneration - CPA Automation
Travel comfort measurement - PMT Europe
Developments in rope technology - Brugg

Thurs 14th April 2011
1.00pm - 5.30pm

We are pleased to announce the next NLT Association workshop at the tower. In addition to the listed speakers below, there will be the opportunity to take a tour of the tour and see a demonstration of the Henning ELVI system.

Malcolm Miles (Lift Cert Ltd)
The role of notified bodies and the lift directive.

Dave Cooper (LECS)
Safety on lifts - BS7255 Part 5 "Duties of persons working on lifts"

Nick Mellor (Pickerings Lifts)
Safety implications of traction when refurbishing lifts.

Stuart Charles (E-Mead Consulting Ltd)
An introduction to EMC practise and the EMC standards

To join this event, please download the invitation from here.

Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd May 2011

The Mines Advisory Group are hosting a charity abseil at the tower. Details of the event and how to take part can be found here on MAG's website.


The CIBSE Lifts Group also organise events that may be of interest. Information on these events can be found at (see Events tab).


For information for booking abseils at the tower, please follow this link to an external website

Some new documents relating to the official opening of the tower by the Queen have been added to the media page. Many thanks to Dave O'Brien of SafeLine.