Vertical Transportation

Getting people from A to Z

While lift engineering might appear simple, it requires a deep consultative approach across many disciplines, with all project consultants. It’s about making the building work and managing the people-flow.

Transporting people from floor to floor smoothly and efficiently requires innovative thinking which is why you’ll want to consider the WGE Vertical Transportation (VT) team for your next project.

Whether it’s a lift or an escalator at a school, retail precinct, commercial building or a hospital, there’s nothing our specialist VT team hasn’t tackled. Our VT engineers are highly specialised and have worked on projects such as Fiona Stanley Hospital ($2bn), The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) ($1bn), The District Courts Building in Perth and Melbourne’s Upper Westside Apartment Project ($1bn).

Complex design jobs like the VCCC (a combined health and research facility) require a deep understanding of personnel needs, traffic patterns, emergency modes of operation, security and access control systems and so much more. Functional and reliable vertical transportation is vital to the day-to-day operation of the business.

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre awarded Elevator World Project of the Year. Read more…

Angus Grant

Mechanical Section Manager, Principal

Our advice to clients

When considering VT for your project, make sure you appoint a team who considers the current and future transport needs through the entire building, site or precinct. Without great VT design, the whole project can become dysfunctional, so it’s worth finding the best people for the job.