Case Study: Enhancing Accessibility with the Barduva RB150 Open Platform Lift in a New Building, Dublin

Client: New Commercial Building in Dublin

Company: MMS Medical

Overview: MMS Medical, a leading provider of accessibility solutions, was enlisted to ensure comprehensive accessibility in a newly constructed commercial building in Dublin. The challenge was to provide access to a lower area of the building while adhering to accessibility regulations and preserving the aesthetics of the modern structure. To address this, MMS Medical recommended and installed the Barduva RB150 Open Platform Lift, an innovative solution for vertical travel of up to 3 meters.

The Challenge: A newly constructed commercial building in Dublin had a lower area that required access, and it was imperative to make this accessible to all visitors, including those with mobility challenges. The design of the building posed constraints that necessitated a lift solution with minimal structural alterations, while still maintaining a contemporary and visually pleasing aesthetic.

The Solution: Barduva RB150 Open Platform Lift

Recognising the need for a solution that met the unique requirements of the new building, MMS Medical proposed the installation of the Barduva RB150 Open Platform Lift following a details on site inspection. The RB150 is a versatile low-rise platform lift, also known as a wheelchair lift, designed to accommodate vertical travel up to 3 meters. It is suitable for both commercial and domestic environments and offers an effective alternative to fully enclosed platform lifts.

Key Features of the RB150:

  1. Minimal Structural Alterations: The RB150 is specifically engineered for applications where little or no alterations to existing buildings are needed. This made it an ideal choice for the thisl building in Dublin, as it minimised disruption during installation.
  2. Aesthetically Pleasing Design: The open platform design of the RB150, along with the option of a brushed stainless steel finish, ensured that the lift seamlessly integrated with the modern architecture of the building. This design choice preserved the building’s aesthetic appeal while providing necessary accessibility.
  3. Safety and Convenience: The RB150 offers a safe and user-friendly means of accessing different levels of a building. It proved to be the perfect solution for overcoming the challenge posed by stairs, enabling wheelchair users and individuals with limited mobility to access the lower area of the building easily and safely.
  4. Customer Choice and Flexibility: The RB150 was chosen not only for its functionality but also for its flexibility in design and customisation. This allowed the building’s owners to tailor the lift to their specific needs and preferences.

Outcome: The installation of the Barduva RB150 Open Platform Lift in this new building in Dublin successfully addressed the accessibility challenge and ensured that all visitors could access the lower area of the building with ease. The lift not only met regulatory requirements but also blended seamlessly with the building’s aesthetic, enhancing its overall appeal.

MMS Medical’s expertise in providing tailored accessibility solutions, coupled with the RB150’s versatility and design features, resulted in an efficient and visually pleasing accessibility solution for the new building in Dublin. This case exemplifies how thoughtful selection and installation of accessibility equipment can significantly improve the functionality and inclusivity of modern structures.


For further information on the RB150 OPen Platform Lift or any of our Commercial Lifts, contact the MMS Medical team on 021 4618000 or email