Designing the layout for the practice became a passion for optometrist Kirit Patel.
Having been involved in a lot of manoeuvring of wheelchairs onto portable ramps at the old practice, he ensured that the new practice was not a barrier to wheelchair-bound patients.
Sitting down with an Architect firstly to remove the old, steep concrete stairs and then designing the lift that would not only enhance the building but also provide a more obvious practical requirement for the patient to be transported downstairs.
Once the lift was installed, there was the little matter of building a staircase for the staff and able patients to walk down to the basement.
The lift and the staircase is a masterpiece that one needs to visit the practice to see.
Come and see for yourself!