Bank of England

The Building

The Bank of England is a Grade I Listed Building built in 1734. It is located on Threadneedle Street in the City of London. The Bank of England sets the Monetary Policy for the UK. It issues bank notes to the UK and holds vaults full of the official gold reserves. These vaults can only be accessed by 3 foot long keys!

The Bank is sometimes referred to as The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street, a name taken from the legend of Sarah Whitehead who’s ghost is said to haunt the Bank’s gardens.


Donald Insall Architects

Project Managers

Navarre Interiors Limited

Stone Masons

Thomann Henry

Bronze Work

Bassett and Findley

Special Features of the Lift

This was the first Sesame lift to be installed in one section using a ‘plug and play’ methodology. This worked really well and is now the installation method for the majority of our lifts

The upper barrier to this lift is a trained member of staff. This was approved by Building Control.

“Wow!” Moment For Sesame

The Bank of England won the 2016 Blue Badge Style Accessibility Award, for their Sesame Access lift. Charlie Lyons, founder of Sesame Access, was awarded a Lifetime Achievement for services to Disabled People at the same event.