Strategic Vision

From transformational street improvements to air quality initiatives, these are the projects that are important locally and to the rest of London.

A Northbank Public Realm Study & Vision identified over 100 project areas to improve, from lighting schemes to the major highway transformation of Strand/Aldwych. Air quality and its impact on the area has also played a vital role in the vision for the future, successfully being named a Business Low Emission Neighbourhood.

For each possible improvement it has been vital to work closely in collaboration with Westminster City Council, the GLA, TfL, asset and building managers, as well as the occupying businesses.

Each project aims to bring improvements that will help make the local area more pleasant for customers and staff, as well as helping businesses to gain through increased footfall, reduction their emissions and reduction of running costs

Air Quality in the Northbank Area...

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Helping businesses to reduce their impact on the environment

Helping businesses to reduce their impact on the environment  

Consolidating deliveries and waste can reduce the traffic in central London and have a cost benefit.

Placemaking: Strand Aldwych

The concept designs for Strand Aldwych went to public consultation in January 2019. The Council, working with local organisations, developed proposals to address existing challenges and create a world-class destination; backed by £28m of council investment to deliver this exciting vision.

For more information have a look at the entire lifetime of the project on its own dedicated website.

View Strand Aldwych website

Other Major Public Realm Improvements

Public realm enhancement projects include: Strand Aldwych, Villiers Street, and area strategies for Strand & West area and the riverside.

Villiers Street: a vision is being developed with Westminster City Council to enhance the character of the street.

Strand & West Area: this is the next focus for the BIDs Public Realm work, bringing a renewed strategy to the area.

The river: identified in the Westminster City Plan as a future Riverside Cultural Quarter, the BID will be developing a plan with Westminster City Council to enhance the access to, and opportunities on, the riverside.

Public Realm Strategy and Vision 2017

Northbank BID

Public Realm Vision and Strategy 2015

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Illuminated River

The Illuminated River will be a long term art commission on an unprecedented scale: a scheme to light central London’s bridges along the River Thames. Coming to the Northbank in the summer of 2020, the illuminated bridges will greatly enhance the evening and nighttime atmosphere in the area. Find out more on the Illuminated River Project website.

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