New improved lift for Harborough District Council building

Harborough District Council Offices
Harborough District Council Offices

A new, improved lift is to be installed at The Symington Building in Market Harborough.

Harborough District Council, which owns the building in Adam and Eve Street, appointed a contractor to carry out the work at a meeting of its Executive committee on Monday.

The new lift will replace the ageing central lift in the Grade II listed Victorian building. It will be bigger than the existing lift, and will improve accessibility for larger wheelchairs. Work on the lift begins in summer 2016.

Cllr Phil King, deputy leader of the District Council, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to bring this project forward to ensure the ageing lift is replaced.”

Harborough’s disability campaigner Anne Pridmore said: “That sounds very good news. I’m delighted.”