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Low Headroom & Pitless Passenger Lifts

Alliance Platform Lifts specialises in versatile pitless passenger lifts, ideal for buildings with limited pit space or a desire to maximise usable areas.

Our comprehensive, bespoke, and meticulous approach covers the design, manufacture, and installation of pitless passenger lifts in a wide range of forms. This ensures highly functional and reliable lifts that seamlessly blend into their surroundings.

We also offer reduced headroom lifts, designed to comply with relevant legislation, ensuring practicality, durability, and harmonious integration with your premises. Choose Alliance Platform Lifts for excellence in elevator solutions.

About our low headroom lifts

A low headroom lift is a lift that has been designed and engineered in order to operate efficiently even in cases of decreased ceiling heights. If a building that you own requires the installation of a lift but would not be able to accommodate a solution with standard specifications in the area you need the lift to be sited, please don’t hesitate to enquire to the Alliance Platform Lifts team.

We possess in-depth and wide-ranging knowhow and experience in relation to low headroom passenger lifts, and follow a bespoke, fully collaborative process with our clients.

Our low headroom lifts’ compliance with the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, should further help give you the utmost peace of mind.

Features of our low headroom pitless passenger lift

Whether it’s specific materials, finishes, dimensions, speeds, or door configurations you desire for your pitless passenger lifts, our attentive team is here to listen. We tailor solutions that prioritize cost-effectiveness and hassle-free operation once installed, aligning with your expectations.

When you require a low headroom passenger lift for your residential or commercial property, partnering with us allows you to specify cutting-edge features, from materials and finishes to advanced operating systems and technologies. Our low headroom passenger lifts are not only renowned for their versatility but also for their ease of maintenance and adherence to the highest industry safety standards. Experience excellence in elevator solutions with us.

For further information or to request a quotation, please contact us to speak to an experienced member of our team.

Why choose us?

Good Sound Advice

From day one you'll be assigned a dedicated Project Manager who will be your single point of contact. From planning and design, to installation and aftercare, they will be with you every step of the way.

Bespoke Platforms

Exceptional design is at the core of our business. When installing a lift in your home or business, you want it to be aesthetically pleasing as well as functional. We work with property owners and interior designers to ensure your new lift is not only in keeping with the design of the building, but that it also reflects your personality and style.

Project liaison and support from concept, to installation and handover

We put significant time and effort in building strong face-to-face relationships with all our clients. Only by working closely with our customers, and their representatives, can we ensure that our projects always exceed expectations.

Service and Support for life

Our aftercare and service packages provide complete peace of mind. Our aftercare team has over 50 dedicated field service engineers located across London and the South East who are only a phone call away - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Concise and clear costs on all of our lift projects

No job is too large or small and all our customers are given the very best support available. Alliance Platform Lifts has built a unique business by having knowledgeable and approachable people. So please call us today, even if you are at the early stages and just considering the options available to you.

Benefits of low headroom pitless passenger lifts

Unlock a range of advantages with our pitless passenger lifts and low headroom lifts for residential or commercial properties.

Pitless passenger lifts save physical space, cause minimal disruption, require less excavation, operate quietly and swiftly, and are ideal for listed and historical buildings.

Our low headroom lifts offer high user safety, impressive longevity, easy accessibility, time-efficient operation, and cost-effective acquisition, installation, and maintenance.

Experience these benefits by entrusting our expert team with the design, fabrication, and installation of your new elevator solutions. Elevate your property with efficiency, comfort, and peace of mind.

Support every step of the way

Our service is a start-to-finish, top-to-bottom one for anyone who is seeking to have a low headroom pitless platform lift created and fitted in their property. Our team operates in accordance with the following three-step process:

Design & Planning

We provide a highly professional lift design service to ensure your lift solution is designed to the highest specifications and is built to last. Working closely with our customers, we can produce CAD drawings, visuals and mock-ups to comply with the design provided.


Collaborating closely with your construction team, our experts will play an integral role in ensuring a seamless installation of your lift.


We offer full aftercare and support to all our clients, as well as comprehensive and cost-effective service packages to ensure your lift operates at optimum performance.

Get in touch to discuss your lift requirements

Frequently asked questions
What type of passenger lift is suitable for me – traction or hydraulic?

These are both types of technology that are highly effective for driving lifts, including low headroom passenger lifts.

As for which option would be most suitable for your reduced headroom lift, in high-rise buildings that see high passenger usage, a traction lift is likely to be the best solution. In a low-rise building, however, a hydraulic passenger lift will probably be the most competitive choice.

Do I need a machine room?

Whether you choose a hydraulic or traction lift, we can provide both types in MRL (machine room less) form, which would mean there is no need for a machine room.

What types of buildings are suitable for a low headroom lift?

A hydraulic low headroom passenger lift is likely to be the best all-round choice for a smaller building with fewer than three floors, as is the case for many small office premises, restaurants, schools, and residential homes.

If, on the other hand, the building where you are seeking to have a reduced headroom lift installed has a higher number of floors – such as three, four, or above – this is the kind of setting in which the somewhat faster traction lift will probably make much more sense.

How much does a pitless passenger lift cost?

Pitless passenger lifts have become more affordable in recent times, thanks largely to major advances in pitless lift technology. This type of lift also tends to be simpler in design and easier to install than a pit lift, which further helps drive down labour time and costs.

However, the exact price of having pitless passenger lifts designed, manufactured, and installed at your premises will intend on the specifics of your intended installation.

Please feel free to reach out to the Alliance Platform Lifts team today to request an accurate quote.

Traction or hydraulic cabin lift

– Capacity: up to 500kg
– Max travel: 18,000mm
– Speed: 0.15m/s
– Internal or external
– Doors: sliding or swing door
– Single press operation
– Reduced pit & headroom
– Bespoke options available

Hydraulic heavy duty cabin lift

– Capacity: 750kg-1,500kg
– Max Travel: 12,000mm
– Max cabin size: 1,700mm x 2,500mm
– Doors: sliding or swing door
– Usage: passenger & goods
– Single press operation
– Reduced pit & headroom
– Bespoke options available

Our Lifts

For more information please call us on 01206 803 132 or by emailing

Alliance Platform Lifts are dedicated to providing our customers with high quality, exceptional and luxury cabin platform lifts, bespoke elevators and commercial goods lifts, with cost-effective support for life.