The National Lift Tower

The UK’s tallest research and development facility

The National Lift Tower is a Research and Development facility located in Northampton, England. It was originally designed and built to test lifts for the Express Lift Company, however the type of research and testing work undertaken at the National Lift Tower has increased in recent years. The height of the tower at 127m (418ft) and it’s unique features have made it an important resource in the research and development industry.

Research and Development facility

The UK’s tallest research and testing tower

The National Lift Tower is one of the UK’s tallest facility for product development and prototype testing.

Unique team building with corporate abseiling days

The UK’s tallest permanent abseil tower.

At 418 feet The National Lift Tower is the UK’s tallest permanent abseil tower.  Why not challenge your co-workers with a corporate abseil event hosted by the National Abseil Team.

Why choose the Lift Tower?

The lift tower houses 4 lift shafts of varying heights, a drop test shaft of up to 90 meters, edge testing shaft, a 40 meter wind turbine ladder for training and various spaces and staircases suitable for rescue or confined space training.

Get in touch

Where are we?

National Lift Tower, Tower Square, Northampton, NN5 5FH.

5 minute drive from Junction 15a on the M1.

5 Minute drive from Northampton railway station (West Coast Mainline, approx. 1 hour from London Euston).