Public Realm & Environment

Street services to improve the experience in the area.

Creating a high-quality public realm and environment has been a priority of The Northbank BID since its inception. The BID works collaboratively, to develop projects which boost the local economy, enhance the heritage and support the local community.

We work closely with asset managers, Westminster City Council, GLA, Transport for London and property owners to bring investment for local area enhancement. We provide a cohesive approach linking day to day area management and cleaning, designing out problem areas to strategic enhancement to support the area development pipeline.

We provide a collective strategic voice for local businesses for area, local authority and city consultations and policy.

Street maintenance

We know that people are attracted to clean, green areas for business and leisure, so to enhance The Northbank’s Public Realm reputation we are carrying out daily cleaning and reporting.

The team works to enhance Westminster’s capabilities by providing more targeted street cleaning and additional services like chewing gum and graffiti removal, and jet washing. The Northbank Ambassadors also carry out reporting of street maintenance issues to Westminster and TfL.

Contact our street team
Clean Team

Healthy streets

To help encourage people use the Clean Air Routes, we will be installing planting at key locations to help improve biodiversity, as well as making these areas more attractive and enticing routes to be used by pedestrians and cyclists.

Spread the word: #northbankcleanerair

Cleaner air walking routes

Northbank In Bloom

London in Bloom Awards, champion local businesses and communities who take care of the area with tidy streets, plants & floral displays and seeking ways to encourage biodiversity. Join us in the Northbank’s annual entry to help make our area a special place to live, work and do businesses.

If you already have flowers, we’d love to know more about them and if you wish to start, contact us for some guidance.

There is a plant and a flower to suit all spaces, be they office or hotel receptions, window display, roof terrace and planters at entrances. We’d like to know if you are inspired by flowers. Perhaps you can create a fantastic shop window display, mix a delicious cocktail or decorate a floral cupcake for the office. Send in images for the online gallery, instagram, facebook or tweet us.

London in Bloom judges the area under three categories:

  •         Horticultural Achievement
  •         Environmental Responsibility
  •         Community Participation

Northbank BID coordinates the entry for the area with businesses and properties in the area.

Contact us to get involved

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Inspiring Schools

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Healthy Streets for Businesses

Making delivery consultation work for your business We’ve been working with businesses like Somerset House to help reduce our collective impact on the environment, with cost benefits too. We will be publishing a report with TfL and Somerset House soon but in the meantime please contact us if you would like to find out more. […]

Have your say on busking: Westminster’s ‘Busking & Street Entertainment Consultation’

Every day the streets across Westminster are brought to life with performances from musicians, magicians, comedians, artists and dancers, who come from all over the world to perform here.  At the same time, Westminster receives around 1,800 complaints each year about excessive noise or overcrowding caused by busking. Westminster City Council is proposing a new policy that […]

Associated news

Explore the latest news from the area

12 January 2021

Northbank BID secures £18m of funding to improve Strand/Aldwych gyratory

We are delighted to announce that through the collaborative partnership of the Northbank BID and Westminster City Council, a further £18 million funding to improve the Strand/Aldwych gyratory has been...

7 January 2021

A Message From Our Chief Executive

07.01.2021 A message from Ruth Duston OBE OC: Happy New Year to our business members – I hope you managed to get some rest over the holiday period. Last year...

5 January 2021

January 2021 Business Update – Covid19

05.01.2021 Trafalgar Square Following the Prime Minister’s announcement that England will enter into a national lockdown from today, due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, we are continuing to...

22 December 2020

Premier Inn Halves Rents for Christmas

22-12-2020 CoStar News has revealed that Whitbread, the UK’s largest hospitality group and owner of the ubiquitous Premier Inn budget hotel chain, has written to all of its landlords saying...

15 December 2020

Public Realm, Strategic Vision Planning Projects

The Northbank is one of the most culturally significant place in London; from Aldwych to the Strand and Trafalgar Square, it is a key priority for the BID to enchance...

20 November 2020

Villiers Street Consultation

Public Realm Improvement Proposals on Villiers Street F.M. Conway Ltd / WSP have been commissioned on behalf of Westminster City Council to undertake stakeholder engagement to find out your views...

Cleaning and Greening

Steering Group

The Public Realm & Environment Steering Group meets quarterly to discuss air quality, greening and environmental sustainability, street cleansing and other projects important to the local community.

With the publication of the Public Realm Strategy in 2015 project groups have been set up for Villiers St and Aldwych to ensure proposed improvements are efficiently seen through with the help of the localised community.

If you are interested in joining one of the groups please contact us.

Information

The Northbank
West Wing
Somerset House
Strand, London
WC2R 1LA


info@thenorthbank.london
02036979270