Weston-Super-Mare’s seafront played host to SEE Monster, an innovative, temporary art installation set on a retired oil rig. An Alimak elevator was installed to provide access to each floor.
The impressive structure was one of the UK’s largest public art installations, running from July to November 2022. Visitors were able to see a wild garden, waterfall and were encouraged to learn more about sustainability and climate.
With a required lifting height of 27.5m, in order for SEE Monster to be accessible to all visitors, elevator access was esential. An Alimak SE 1200 FC industrial elevator was chosen by Newsubstance – the creative minds behind the art installation. Alimak industrial elevators are designed to withstand harsh environments, so were the ideal solution for a structure that would be exposed to the elements of the British seaside.
Alimak’s design team worked with Newsubstance engineers to interface both the elevator’s support structure and landing door interfaces with the fabric of SEE Monster, this to ensure full compliance with safety standards and to maintain reliable service for the period of intended use.
The Alimak SE 1200 FC travelled up to 33m and could transport a maximum of 16 passengers. SEE Monster proved so popular that its close date was extended to allow more people to visit. The Alimak team ensured that support was available throughout and were able to reschedule the planned dismantle to ensure there was no disruption to the public’s elevator access.
Location: Weston-Super-Mare, UK
Industry type: Entertainment
Application: Public art installation
Elevator model: Alimak SE 1200 FC
Capacity: 1,200 kg
No. of landings: 4
Lifting height: 27.5 m