Creating Access While Preserving Landmarks
Landmarked buildings iconic and beautiful facades cannot be altered. The challenge is to enable access for people with disabilities through the main entrance of the building, while protecting the architecture. Sesame Access lifts are perfect for overcoming these challenges, as they are invisible until required for use.
Meeting all requirements for work on landmarked buildings while providing access that is fully compliant with all access standards requires extraordinary levels of innovation, design and engineering. At Sesame Access, we provide access to some of the most famous buildings and landmarks around the world. Our passion, innovation and expertise have won us numerous prestigious awards. Here are a few and what they mean.
The Queen’s Award For Enterprise
Established in 1965 as The Queen’s Award to Industry by a royal warrant, The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise is an awards program for British businesses that excel at innovation. They are the highest official UK awards for British businesses.
We are proud to have received the prestigious honor of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for our lifts. We were honored to accept The Queen’s Award for Enterprise from The Queen of England at Buckingham Palace.
The London Construction Awards Innovation Of The Year
The London Construction Awards are the most prestigious awards in the London construction industry. The awards recognize achievements by those that have played a defining role in delivering exceptional quality, innovation and service, and in driving the London construction industry forward. The London Construction Awards consider strict building regulations and how they are met or overcome.
The Innovation of the Year award recognizes outstanding innovations which make an enormous impact.
We are extremely proud to have been awarded Innovation of the Year by the London Construction Awards for our invisible lift.
Millennium Products Award
In 1997, Prime Minister Tony Blair launched the idea of finding the best in British Design, Creativity and Innovation. In 1998, the Design Council created the prestigious Millennium Products Award for exemplary levels of innovation and creativity in delivering unique and outstanding products and services.
We are proud that our invisible lift received the Millennium Products Award.
Blue Badge Access Award
The Blue Badge Access Awards are a unique design competition that seeks original ideas to improve access and provide an enhanced experience for hotel guests and travelers, particularly for those with disabilities.
There were five guiding principles that applicants had to meet: Universal, Personal, Flexible, Functional, and Beautiful.
We are extremely proud to have won two Blue Badge awards for our Invisible Lifts. In addition, our founder and the inventor of the Invisible Lift, Charlie Lyons had special recognition when he received the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award from Blue Badge Access in 2016.