West London makes BID shortlist

talgarth-road-2Two west London BIDs have made the shortlist for the British BID Awards.

The West Ealing BID has been shortlisted in the Place Management Small Location
category, while HammersmithLondon’s Talgarth Road Green Corridor has been shortlisted in the Place Management Large Location category.

The Talgarth Road project (pictured) aimed to turn a neglected part of the town centre into a “vibrant and ecologically sustainable new pathway”.

talgarth-road-1Located 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.

The corridor was officially opened in May 2016 after three months of construction work.

The site was highlighted through the BID’s green audit of Hammersmith as an area with excessive amounts of surface water run-off, no irrigation system, unsuitable planting and due to its location next to the A4, for having particularly high levels of NO2 and exhaust particulates.

Following the overhaul, 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.

The awards will be decided by a public onine vote.

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