Norman Ackroyd Portrait Photography by Bevan Cockerill

Futureproofing an industrial live-work space in London

Aritco’s HomeLift links the four floors of the home and workshop of one of the world’s most renowned printmakers.

Control panel Aritco HomeLift

Specifications

  • Model: Aritco HomeLift S5
  • Size: 966 x 880 mm
  • Floors: 4
  • Lift color: White
Norman Ackroyd Portrait Photography by Bevan Cockerill

The opportunity

Internationally acclaimed artist Norman Ackroyd has lived and worked from a magnificent, converted Victorian industrial building in Bermondsey near London Bridge for forty years. The former warehouse spans four floors linked by a staircase with fifty steps.  At the age of 85, Ackroyd was keen to future-proof his home and workplace for the years to come. “There’s no way I want to leave this place,” he explained. “Everything that keeps me sane is here and I could never move.”

Norman Ackroyd Portrait Photography by Bevan Cockerill

The lift

In 2021, one of his friends in London, a prominent architect, installed an Aritco HomeLift. Ackroyd was impressed by its design, efficiency and the ease of installation. When he ordered a brochure, the measurements showed that it would fit perfectly next to the staircase that links the four floors of his spectacular live-work space, so he decided to go ahead. Once the lift was installed, it proved transformational.

Norman Ackroyd Portrait Photography by Bevan Cockerill-4

The result

“It works as a wonderful freight lift as well as a human lift,” enthused Ackroyd. “You can actually get twenty to thirty pictures in it. Heavy shopping can be brought up and I can bring rubbish down to the front door. As the side of the lift is metal, I can even use it as a pin board using magnets. I can pin up what I’m working on and look at it while I’m playing the piano.” “It’s fantastic. It’s one of the best things I’ve acquired,” he added.

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ARITCO CHINA, SHANGHAI

Aritco Homelift (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

B310-2, Wending Living Style Plaza,
No. 258 Wending Road
Xuhui District, Shanghai P.R.
China

Phone:+86 400 6233 121
Email: info.china@aritco.com

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ARITCO CHINA, QINGDAO

504, No.32 Building, Tian’an Cyber Park
No.88 Chunyang Rd. Qingdao
China

Phone: +86 532 66736895
Email: info.china@aritco.com

DE

ARITCO GERMANY

Aritco Deutschland GmbH
Widenmayerstrasse 31
DE – 80538 München
Germany

Phone: +49 7123 9597272
Email: info.germany@aritco.com

PT

ARITCO PORTUGAL

Beloura Office Park Rd 7 1
Andar Quinta Da Beloura
2710-444, Sintra
Portugal

Phone: (+351) 215 960 505
Email: geral@aritco.pt

ES

ARITCO SPAIN

Avenida de la Constitución 24, nave 10
288 21, Coslada
Madrid
Spain

Phone: (+34) 918 622 552
Email: info.spain@aritco.com

SE

ARITCO SWEDEN

Aritco Lift AB
Elektronikhöjden 14
175 43 Järfälla
Sweden

Phone: +46 8 120 401 00
Email: info@aritco.com

SEA

ARITCO SOUTHEAST ASIA

35/5-7 Comet office building,
Krung Thonburi road, Khlong Ton Sai
Khlong San, Bangkok 10600
Thailand

Phone: +662 116 9944
Email: info.sea@aritco.com

UAE

Aritco United Arab Emirates

ARITCO LIFT AB C/O BUSINESS SWEDEN,
CONCORD TOWER, 26TH FLOOR,
OFFICE 2607, MEDIA CITY
DUBAI, UAE

PHONE: (+971) 58 285 0719
EMAIL: INFO.UAE@ARITCO.COM

UK

ARITCO UNITED KINGDOM

Prince’s Cottage
8 Cheyne Walk,
Northampton, NN1 5PT
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 1604 808809
E-mail: info.uk@aritco.com