The Sesame Lift at Merchant Taylor’s Hall

The Sesame Lift at Merchant Taylor’s Hall

The Sesame Lift at Merchant Taylor’s Hall was one of the first Sesame lifts ever to be installed, and has been in place and fully functioning for seventeen years.

A Bit of History
Merchant Taylor’s Hall is home to what was once the Merchant Taylor’s Guild, an elite group of merchants and craftsmen established as far back as the medieval 14th century. Today the old guild is well known as one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of the City of London, and hosts many charitable events and seminars, for which easy and reliable access is an absolute necessity.

The Sesame Lift
The Sesame Lift is a five-step retracting stair platform lift, with an upper barrier and a lower wheelstop. The upper barrier rises and stays risen for the duration of the ascent and descent, and will go down only if the stairs are fully out or the platform up as high as it can go. The wheelstop serves to prevent wheelchair users from rolling off of the lift during the process.

“We have had several visits from people over the years who are about to embark on the installation of such a lift” says Kevin McGetrick, Beadle at Merchant Taylors. He continues “It is invaluable for many events that we have where wheelchair access is of paramount importance, including our charity events”

The upper and on-lift button stations are disguised as effectively as the lift itself and the lift is easy and comfortable for anyone to operate, whether it be the disabled user themselves or a trained member of staff. The lift can transform from a staircase into an accessible disabled lift in a matter of moments meaning the prestigious and beautiful entrance hall is in no way diminished by the presence of the lift.

The Sesame system at Merchant Taylors is a shining example of the longevity and reliability of our unique and bespoke products, and still has many years of life left.

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