- Reconfiguration of the Aldwych gyratory, prioritising pedestrians and reducing the impact of traffic;
- The creation of a new landmark public space in between Aldwych and Somerset House around the St-Mary-le-Strand church
- Upgrading crossings to improve connections between key destinations and areas within our footprint;
- Creating a world-class urban promenade created to help improve both the river front and the historical ceremonial route of Strand and Aldwych
- De-cluttering key areas such as Charing Cross station forecourt
- Lighting and shopfront upgrades along the Strand, reinvigorating the night-time economy of the area
Ruth Duston, chief executive of The Northbank Business Improvement District said: "The Northbank combines all the elements that make London a great global city, yet despite its considerable assets the public realm has long let the area down. "Pedestrians are poorly served, vehicles currently dominate and public spaces have been forgotten." Read more: Crossrail for Bikes to link Tottenham, Stoke Newington, Dalston and the City of London "Businesses understand that high quality public realm is vital for an area to thrive – it matters to employees and to customers, so therefore it matters to the ‘bottom line’." "The Northbank’s Public Realm Strategy sets out our long term, deliverable vision – addressing the challenges, responding to the new developments in the area, meeting the requirements of businesses, visitors and residents and ensuring that The Northbank can reach its true potential as one of London’s most vibrant, commercially successful district."