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Public Realm & Environment

Community Safety & Business Resilience

Community Safety and Business Resilience

Corporate Community Engagement

Corporate Community Engagement

Marketed & Promoted

Marketing and Promotion

Strategic Vision

Strategic Vision

About us

The Northbank Business Improvement District (BID) was officially established in July 2013, after a balloting process administered by the City of Westminster was put in place. Businesses eligible to pay an additional businesses levy voted a resounding ‘Yes’ result at the ballot with 80% of businesses voting in favour of the BID (92% Rateable value).

The Northbank area is rich in history, architecture, culture and famous landmarks, including Trafalgar Square and Somerset House. The BID work across our 4 strategic themes (Public Realm & Environment, Community Safety and Business resilience, Corporate Community and Engagement, Marketed & Promoted and Strategic Vision) to enhance and make improvements to the area, and to showcase its assets to businesses, visitors, tourists and local residents alike, making The Northbank a world class destination.

With the ever-changing political landscape, BIDs are becoming firmly established as a key delivery agent working on behalf of the private sector. Influencing key government decision making processes and lobby for change are becoming a focal point of activity within the BID agenda. The footprint encompasses some of London’s greatest assets with our boundary spanning from Trafalgar Square, along the Strand and Victoria Embankment to Aldwych.

The BID continues to deliver the priorities set by the business community, and its own structured business plan to further complement the footprint.  The Northbank BID work towards presenting and completing ambitious projects that focus on the public realm and placemaking of the footprint, with such proposals to transform the Strand/Aldwych area, which was just presented with budget of £18 Million. The Northbank BID were delighted to be designated as a Business Low Emission Neighbourhood by the GLA, delivering a range of interventions throughout of second term to address big issues such as Air Quality.

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We’re making Northbanks street cleaner

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Crime Prevention Advice

Nobody thinks they'll be a victim of crime until, of course, it happens. But if you're clued in to the criminals' tricks and tactics you can stay one step ahead. Browse for first-hand knowledge, industry best practices and practical crime...

Help reduce homelessness

StreetLink If you are concerned about someone you have seen sleeping rough in England or Wales, you can use this website to send an alert to StreetLink. The details you provide are sent to the local authority or outreach service...

Business Continuity

Business Continuity: Flood. Cyber attack. Supply chain failure or losing a key employee. Disruptions to your business can happen at any moment. Business continuity is about having a plan to deal with difficult situations, so your organization can continue to function...

Major projects in the Northbank

Cleaner Air Initiative

After a successful series of wellbeing walks along cleaner air routes and pop-up events to uncover the easy ways of reducing our exposure to air pollution, we’re now eagerly anticipating a number of street greening intervention points.

More about air quality initiatives here.

 

Cleaner Air Initiative

#NorthbankTogether  

Throughout this summer we are embracing the diversity of the area and the people within it, and along the way highlighting activities and initiatives which celebrate inclusivity and diversity.

Lunchtime Wellbeing Series

Lunchtime Wellbeing Series  

Encouraging staff, students and residence to take a break at lunchtime, with regular free events.

Womens Night Safety Forum

Womens Night Safety Forum  

The BID held a successful event with Night Tsar, Amy Lamé, on improving night safety for everyone

Twitter News

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📢 Attention all Northbank Privilege card holders!

Claim a 10% discount on hot drinks at @watchhouse_uk at Somerset House this May.

A modern coffee shop with excellent coffee and seasonal treats. Download the @watchhouse_uk app and claim a free coffee.🎉

#northbank #watchhouse

Our MD @RuthDuston is delighted to be taking part in a discussion hosted by @nlalondon this afternoon, looking at how BIDs can help to drive #London's #recovery. Great to see London BIDs coming together to discuss challenges and opportunities emerging from these disruptive times.

Fancy a quick bite? Some sushi, sandwiches or pastries perhaps? 😋

@LSEcatering have crafted a new creative and sustainable menu set to launch on Monday 17 May at Columbia House, Aldwych on the ground floor! 🥪 🥐

Find out more: https://bit.ly/3nP9Ntk

#northbank #lsecatering