Issue - meetings

Options for the long term strategy for the Edwardian Lift Ramsgate and the Viking Bay Lift Broadstairs

Meeting: 17/06/2021 - Cabinet (Item 737)

737 Coastal Lifts Current Position pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Report to follow.


Cabinet considered the updates regarding the current state of the coastal lifts in Broadstairs and Ramsgate. It was agreed that maintenance work on the lift at Viking Bay would be undertaken and be completed by the beginning of July 2021 at a cost of £17k. The costs would be paid from the Brexit Fund allocated by government. There had been a delay to start the repair works as a result of the parts being made.


There was now a new emergency response and attendance procure for the lifts to ensure that any problems would be fixed as soon as possible. The Viking Bay lift was over twenty years old and would require about £45k to bring it up to modern day standards. This would require a replacement of all the major components to give the lift more longevity. However no further budget had been allocated for these works.


The Ramsgate lifts had been affected by theft of lead from the roof and £48k had already been spent on repairs. It was anticipated that a further £20k would be needed to get the lift operational. However the additional repair works would be subject to structural surveys that had just been completed. Therefore until there was a clear understanding of the condition and work required, no further budget had been allocated for the repairs.


The following Members spoke under Council Procedure 20.1:


Councillor Bailey;

Councillor Garner.


Councillor Bob Bayford proposed, Councillor Pugh seconded and Cabinet agreed to note the report.