Service Hatches

“Each lift is designed with a secondary small panel door which provides direct access between the lift and a tenant’s service cupboard situated within the flat to which each lift is adjacent. This is designed to simplify the problem of trade deliveries to the flats in these towers without the expense incurred in providing separate service lifts; in this way the daily milk, the morning newspaper and post can be delivered directly from the lifts to the individual flats without the milkman or the postman having to get out of the lift, thus saving time and wear on passenger door mechanism.”

Chamberlin, Powell & Bon, Architects “Barbican Redevelopment” April 1959