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Public Realm & Environment

Public Realm Vision and Strategy - 2015

Public Realm & Environment

Air quality improvements are an essential commitment to make and, having been made a Business Low Emission Neighbourhood in 2017, the Northbank is working towards important street interventions and behaviour change initiatives to ensure better air for everyone.

Creating a high-quality public realm and environment has been a priority of The Northbank BID since its inception. With landmark architecture and a rich mix of cultural hotspots, The Northbank is a truly unique district in Central London. But to reach its full potential, even its most humble public spaces must play their part.

A Strategic Vision For Northbank

A Northbank Public Realm Study & Vision has identified over 100 project areas to improve; with major enhancement potential at Strand/Aldwych.

The Evergreen Embankment project will see a green wall on the tube station this autumn, a key milestone in the area-wide improvements to green infrastructure and lighting.

A retail strategy and business-led improvements to air quality through Delivery Servicing Plans, make up some of the other initiatives in the pipeline.

Cleaner, Greener Northbank

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.


  • Talk to us about Delivery & Service Planning
  • Ask us about Click & Collect to reduce your emissions impact on the area
  • Join The Northbank In Bloom’s entry into London In Bloom
  • Report damages to the streetscape via The Northbank Ambassadors
  • Report cleaning issues to The Northbank Cleaning Team
  • Hear more about public realm improvements


Key Areas