HammersmithLondon Business Improvement District (BID) has won a Best Place Management Award for its work transforming a neglected part of the town centre into a vibrant and ecologically sustainable new pathway and cycle lane.
The BID Awards are run by British BIDs and are held to acknowledge the efforts made by business improvement districts to enhance their chosen areas.
HammersmithLondon won the award after receiving 53% of the public vote for helping to create a new green corridor in Talgarth Road in the Best Place Management category.
Located in the shadows of the Hammersmith Flyover, the Talgarth Road Green Corridor serves as an attractive and biodiverse route that helps to boost air quality, reduces surface water run-off and acts as pleasant green space in Hammersmith for visitors and wildlife to enjoy.
A multi-partnership project between HammersmithLondon Business Improvement District (BID), Hammersmith & Fulham Council, Transport for London and the Greater London Authority, the corridor was officially completed in May 2016 after three months of construction work.
Talgarth Road has gone from an uninspiring grey area into a flourishing green corridor by with a new cycle lane and planting, new trees and SUDs drainage to help attenuate rain water using SUDS reduce carbon and attract new wildlife.
Patricia Bench, BID Director, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to win this Best Place Management award, especially as it was decided by a public vote, so thank you to everyone that voted for us. This has been a great project to work on and we’ll be glad to share this success with our partners.
“The Talgarth Road Green Corridor has drastically improved an underused and quite grey part of the town centre and although it’s only a few months old, we’re starting to see some very positive results.”