Edgware Road Partnership

26 February 2016

Businesses Support Marble Arch BID Proposal

Today, 78% of businesses, retailers, hotels and restaurants from Marble Arch and northern Park Lane, throughout Connaught Village and Seymour Place and up Edgware Road to the Marylebone Flyover, voted Marble Arch Business Improvement District to lead on a new programme for the area that will see £2.5m invested over five years.

Throughout February, Westminster City Council ran a formal ballot for businesses to submit their votes for the launch of the new BID, with 60% of businesses across the area choosing to vote. With the strong majority voting in favour, reaching 88% when rateable values of each of the 128 voters is considered, Marble Arch Business Improvement District is now the eighth BID in Westminster, and will work with the council, the Mayor of London’s office and Transport for London to drive a better future for businesses and locals in this thriving area.

Marble Arch BID will work to harness investment into the area and bring businesses across the area together to deliver public realm improvements, reduce levels of anti-social behaviour and introduce new visitor and business services. The BID aims to improve the trading conditions and make the area more successful for all businesses, as well as benefitting local schools and communities. The five year package will commence on 1 April 2016.

Martin Ramskill, Chairman, Marble Arch BID, says, “Marble Arch’s heritage and appeal internationally and locally deserves to be matched by high quality public realm standards, place-making and business and visitor services. We want to improve the environment and experience for residents, workers and visitors, and are thrilled to see our plans so strongly supported by local businesses, Westminster City Council and our partners.”

For more information visit www.marble-arch.london.