Annual summary 2018/2019
BEE Midtown is your local Business Improvement District for the area covering two of London’s most successful and historic postcodes – WC1 and EC1 – which collectively are 'Midtown'.
We currently represent over 400 businesses with the aim of making Midtown the best place to do business in London.
We are delighted to have appointed our new non-executive Chair, Alexander Jan, Chief Economist at Arup. Jan was a member of the Mayor of London‘s infrastructure delivery board, led work on the 2050 London Infrastructure Plan and more recently spearheaded a report into Good Growth across the West End. He has extensive knowledge of inner London city issues, which will be invaluable to us achieving our goals for the area and everyone who does business in Midtown.
Midtown is a vibrant commercial hub that is a vital contributor to London’s social, cultural and economic development, as our data analysis shows:
AREA-WIDE PUBLIC REALM AND TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE
Ground Floor Uses Report: a look at CLERKENWELL models to support businesses perform at their best with an emphasis on F&B and the creative industries.
We have created Development Trackers – mapping the expected growth of EC1 and WC1 over time.
The Case Studies Report – showcases newly built/refurbished buildings across EC1 and WC1 to map the growth of the area through innovative (re)use of space.
EC1 Public Realm Strategy: a holistic vision for the area identifying improvements needed to support economic development and a vibrant community across Farringdon & Clerkenwell.
WC1 Midtown Walk Report: a holistic vision for the area which supported Camden Council’s Liveable Neighbourhoods Bid which achieved £9.5m of investment for public realm improvements across WC1.
We support the West End Project – upgraded pavements on New Oxford Street are credited to BEE Midtown, for more information on this project, visit the website
We support and campaign for the Holborn Station Upgrade – travel demand management options and land use values/options to support the upgrade are being explored, for more information on this project visit the website
We support the Holborn Safety Scheme – a diagonal Crossing is going in at the junction of High Holborn and Kingsway/Southampton Row – it’s an opportunity to upgrade the Midtown information kiosk which answers around 100,000 way-finding enquiries each year.
We supported Clerkenwell Design Week – commissioning the Midtown mural to celebrate the area as London’s Design District .
In June 2019 we have the first Midtown stand at the London Real Estate Forum, showcasing the area and everyone who has invested in it and does business here.