City Centre BID
Destination Bristol oversees the development of an ambitious new City Centre Business Improvement District.
The development is rooted in work that Destination Bristol undertaken with the city centre business community over many years mainly through managing the Traders' & Business Forums in Old City, on Park Street and in Harbourside.
Many businesses have told us what they would like to see happen if funding was available and the BID is the only available mechanism to make that extra funding available.
Keith Rundle, the BID Development Manager, assisted by Pauline Gendre is working with businesses in the City Centre BID area to continue the consultation, develop this BID proposal and produce a costed business plan that outlines the BID’s key projects and initiatives.
The BID Business Plan will be put to a ballot in mid 2017
The BID area will be:
Attractive and inviting
- Increased use of lighting and living (planted) spaces
- Empty shop management
- Green legacy – solar tree
- Hold complimentary and successful events
More welcoming and safe
- Well managed and co-ordinated for both day and night-time business
- Develop and support crime reduction initiatives
- Appropriate signage to identify the area
Connected and easily navigable
- Wayfinding, mapping and information with good inter-business links
- Improved transport options maintaining a balance between all users to benefit business and users.
Promoted and marketed as a single offer
- Remembering its history – Promoting its present – Thinking of its future
- Reduce the unfamiliarity of residents (old and young) with the area
- Development of itineraries and business offers
- Develop a Legacy project
Working together for mutual benefit
- Reinforcing and initiating links between local businesses
- Representing needs of business to council
- Keeping the value of business at the forefront of city development
We believe that the time is right to do more to make Bristol city centre an even better place for everyone to visit, enjoy and do business in.