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These are the elevators in Bracknell Town Centre featured in all 11 lift/elevator tour videos made by YouTube elevator filmer mrmattandmrchay.

Elevator details

High Street Car Park (Car Park No. 4)

South lifts

General

  • Manufacturer: Kone
  • Type: Passenger
  • Model: Unknown
  • Number of elevator banks: 2
  • Year installed: 1970s (as Otis)
  • Year commissioned: 1970s (as Otis)
  • Year modernized: 1982 (by Kone Marryat Scott), 2009 (by Kone)
  • Floors served: *G*, 2, 4, 6, 8 (5 floors)
  • Capacity:
    • Number of person: To be confirmed
    • Maximum load: To be confirmed
  • Drive type: Traction
  • Fixtures: KSS 570
  • Current maintenance company: Kone

Accessibility

  • Accessibility level: Good
  • Additional car operating panel for wheelchair: None
  • Automated voice guidance: Yes

Additional information

  • Ranking: Good
  • Door type: Center opening
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Inner door system: Automatic
  • Door safety system: Sensors
  • Hall floor indicator type: LED dot-matrix
  • Hall lanterns type: LED lit orange
  • Car floor indicator type: LED dot-matrix
  • Chimes/bells: Electronic chimes
  • Usage for: Public
  • Current status: In service
  • Photography: Allowed
  • Filming difficulty: Easy
  • Trivia:
    • These elevators used to be Otis in the 1970s, but they were later modernized in 1982 by Kone Marryat Scott when the nearby Princess Square Shopping Centre was opened.
    • Sometime in the 2000s, these elevators were taken out of service until 2009.

North lifts

General

  • Manufacturer: Kone
  • Type: Passenger
  • Model: Unknown
  • Number of elevator banks: 2
  • Year installed: 1970s (as Otis)
  • Year commissioned: 1970s (as Otis)
  • Year modernized: 2002 (by Kone)
  • Floors served: *G*, 2, 4, 6, 8 (5 floors)
  • Capacity:
    • Number of person: To be confirmed
    • Maximum load: To be confirmed
  • Drive type: Traction
  • Fixtures: K-Delta and Dewhurst US91 push buttons
  • Current maintenance company: Kone

Accessibility

  • Accessibility level: Good
  • Additional car operating panel for wheelchair: None
  • Automated voice guidance: Yes

Additional information

  • Ranking: Good
  • Door type: Center opening
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Inner door system: Automatic
  • Door safety system: Sensors
  • Hall floor indicator type: LED dot-matrix
  • Hall lanterns type: LED lit red
  • Car floor indicator type: LED dot-matrix
  • Chimes/bells: Electronic chimes
  • Usage for: Public
  • Current status: In service
  • Photography: Allowed
  • Filming difficulty: Easy
  • Trivia:
    • These elevators used to have leather walls inside the cab.

Disabled lift

General

  • Manufacturer: Otis
  • Type: Passenger
  • Number of elevator banks: 1
  • Year installed: 1973
  • Year commissioned: 1973
  • Floors served: *G*, 4 (2 floors)
  • Capacity:
    • Number of person: 12
    • Maximum load: To be confirmed
  • Drive type: Traction
  • Fixtures: Dewhurst US89 push buttons
  • Current maintenance company: Unknown

Accessibility

  • Accessibility level: Good
  • Additional car operating panel for wheelchair: None
  • Automated voice guidance: None

Additional information

  • Ranking: Good
  • Door type: Center opening
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Inner door system: Automatic
  • Door safety system: Sensors
  • Hall floor indicator type: None
  • Hall lanterns type: None
  • Car floor indicator type: None
  • Chimes/bells: None
  • Usage for: Public
  • Current status: In service
  • Photography: Allowed
  • Filming difficulty: Easy
  • Trivia:
    • This is the only and the last remaining Otis elevator in the car park.
    • Car has been slightly refurbished.
    • This elevator was installed to provide access for disabled persons from the ground floor to the linkway to Princess Square Shopping Centre on the 4th floor.
(The final) Old lifts of bracknell town centre tour - (1) The High Street Car Park no09:08

(The final) Old lifts of bracknell town centre tour - (1) The High Street Car Park no.4

Elevators in High Street Car Park No. 4

Princess Square Shopping Centre

General

  • Manufacturer: Kone
  • Type: Passenger
  • Model: MonoSpace 3000S
  • Number of elevator banks: 3
  • Year installed: 1982 (as Kone Marryat Scott)
  • Year commissioned: 1983
  • Year modernized: Mid 2000s (by Associated Lift Services), 2013 (by Kone)
  • Floors served: *G*, 1, 2, 3, 4 (5 floors)
  • Capacity:
    • Number of person: To be confirmed
    • Maximum load: To be confirmed
  • Drive type: Machine room less traction
  • Fixtures: KSS 140
  • Current maintenance company: Kone

Accessibility

  • Accessibility level: Good
  • Additional car operating panel for wheelchair: None
  • Automated voice guidance: Yes

Additional information

  • Ranking: Very nice
  • Door type: Two speed center opening
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Inner door system: Automatic
  • Door safety system: Sensors
  • Hall floor indicator type: LED dot-matrix
  • Hall lanterns type: LED lit orange with transparent arrows
  • Car floor indicator type: LED dot-matrix
  • Chimes/bells: None
  • Usage for: Public
  • Current status: In service
  • Photography: Unknown
  • Filming difficulty: Unknown
  • Trivia:
    • There used to be 6 elevators installed by Kone Marryat Scott, but 3 of them have been removed in the mid 2000s. The former shafts on the ground and first floor have been converted by shops.
    • Three elevators were refurbished by Associated Lift Services (ALS) in the mid 2000s with new buttons, floor indicators, automated voices, and doors without window. However, they were later maintained by Kone (indicated by Kone's KSS 470 alarm button inside the cab)
    • Before refurbishment, six elevators used to have window on one end of the doors and arrival bell.
    • Interestingly, one of the three elevators after refurbishment had a Kone M-Series chime.
Walk around Bracknell town centre lifts (yes, again!) inc Princess Square - March 200910:00

Walk around Bracknell town centre lifts (yes, again!) inc Princess Square - March 2009

Elevators in Princess Square Shopping Centre, inc. Charless Square (2009 video)

(The final) Old lifts of bracknell town centre tour - (2) Princess Square09:04

(The final) Old lifts of bracknell town centre tour - (2) Princess Square

Elevators at Princess Square Shopping Centre (2013 video)

Charless Square Car Park (Car Park No. 2)

Car park lifts

General

  • Manufacturer: Schindler
  • Type: Passenger
  • Number of elevator banks: 2
  • Year installed: 1970s
  • Year commissioned: 1970s
  • Year modernized: 1984
  • Floors served: *G*, 1, 2, 3, 4 (5 floors)
  • Capacity:
    • Number of person: To be confirmed
    • Maximum load: To be confirmed
  • Drive type: Traction
  • Fixtures: Dewhurst US89 push buttons
  • Current maintenance company: Unknown

Accessibility

  • Accessibility level: Good
  • Additional car operating panel for wheelchair: None
  • Automated voice guidance: None

Additional information

  • Ranking: Average
  • Door type: Two speed door
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Inner door system: Automatic
  • Door safety system: Sensors
  • Hall floor indicator type: Digital segments
  • Hall lanterns type: None
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital segments
  • Chimes/bells: None
  • Usage for: Public
  • Current status: In service
  • Photography: Allowed
  • Filming difficulty: Easy
  • Trivia:
    • These elevators are believed to have solenoid pop out buttons in the 1970s.

Town centre lifts

General

  • Manufacturer: Otis
  • Type: Passenger
  • Number of elevator banks: 2
  • Year installed: 1970s
  • Year commissioned: 1970s
  • Floors served: *G*, 1, 2 (3 floors)
  • Drive type: Traction, bottom drive

Additional information

  • Current status: Out of service and derelict
  • Trivia:
    • These elevators have the older Dewhurst US90 call buttons on the ground and second floor.
    • There are hall lanterns on the ground floor above the landing doors which used to stay lit whenever the car stays on the ground floor.
Part 2 - Walk around Bracknell town centre lifts inc 3M building images10:01

Part 2 - Walk around Bracknell town centre lifts inc 3M building images

Bentalls (Princess Square Shopping Centre)

General

  • Manufacturer: Express Lift
  • Type: Passenger
  • Number of elevator banks: 1
  • Year installed: 1982
  • Year commissioned: 1982
  • Floors served: *G*, 1 (2 floors, 2nd floor is inaccessible)
  • Capacity:
    • Number of person: To be confirmed
    • Maximum load: To be confirmed
  • Drive type: Traction
  • Current maintenance company: Unknown

Accessibility

  • Accessibility level: Good
  • Additional car operating panel for wheelchair: Yes
  • Automated voice guidance: Yes

Additional information

  • Ranking: Very nice
  • Door type: Center opening
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Inner door system: Automatic
  • Door safety system: Sensors
  • Hall floor indicator type: LED dot-matrix
  • Hall lanterns type: None
  • Car floor indicator type: Analogue
  • Chimes/bells: None
  • Usage for: Public
  • Current status: In service
  • Photography: Unknown
  • Filming difficulty: Unknown
  • Trivia:
    • Before 2009, this elevator used to accelerate faster.
    • Exterior hall fixtures have been replaced into modern Dewhurst panel.
    • The 2nd floor has been made inaccessible. The button has been made as a lamp and cannot be pressed.

Car park near offices

General

  • Manufacturer: Otis
  • Type: Passenger
  • Number of elevator banks: 1
  • Year installed: 1970s (as Otis)
  • Year commissioned: 1970s (as Otis)
  • Year modernized: Unknown (by Skyline Elevators)
  • Floors served: B, *G*, 1, 2, 3 (5 floors)
  • Capacity:
    • Number of person: To be confirmed
    • Maximum load: To be confirmed
  • Drive type: Traction
  • Fixtures: Dewhurst
  • Current maintenance company: Skyline Elevators

Accessibility

  • Accessibility level: Good
  • Additional car operating panel for wheelchair: Yes
  • Automated voice guidance: Yes

Additional information

  • Ranking: Average
  • Door type: Center opening
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Inner door system: Automatic
  • Door safety system: Sensors
  • Hall floor indicator type: LED dot-matrix
  • Hall lanterns type: None
  • Car floor indicator type: LED dot-matrix
  • Chimes/bells: Electronic chimes
  • Usage for: Public
  • Current status: In service
  • Photography: Unknown
  • Filming difficulty: Unknown
  • Trivia:
    • This elevator still has it's original Otis DC drive.

Fitzwilliam House

General

  • Manufacturer: Kone
  • Type: Passenger
  • Model: MonoSpace 3000
  • Number of elevator banks: 1
  • Year installed: 1970s (as Otis)
  • Year commissioned: 1970s (as Otis)
  • Year modernized: 2013 (by Kone)
  • Floors served: *G*, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (6 floors)
  • Capacity:
    • Number of person: To be confirmed
    • Maximum load: To be confirmed
  • Drive type: Machine room less traction
  • Fixtures: KSS 570
  • Current maintenance company: Kone

Accessibility

  • Accessibility level: Good
  • Additional car operating panel for wheelchair: None
  • Automated voice guidance: Yes

Additional information

  • Ranking: Very nice
  • Door type: Center opening
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Inner door system: Automatic
  • Door safety system: Sensors
  • Hall floor indicator type: LED dot-matrix
  • Hall lanterns type: LED lit orange
  • Car floor indicator type: LED dot-matrix
  • Chimes/bells: Electronic chimes
  • Usage for: Public
  • Current status: In service
  • Photography: Allowed
  • Filming difficulty: Easy
  • Trivia:
    • This elevator used to be an Otis elevator with DC drive.
    • The only original Otis feature left is the blue door jambs.

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