We're paving the way to give you the time that matters most in your day – making the changes needed to transform your commute at Holborn.
Imagine a day when you no longer queue on Kingsway and fight the crowds changing paths between Central and Piccadilly Lines. When you can access your route via lift and escalator and enter via Procter Street to reduce your commute.
Designed in 1900 Holborn is currently the City's 14th busiest station. Its last upgrade was in 1930 when the Capital was a bustling hive of metropolitan boroughs-before the need of environmental and accessibility requirements.
We're working together with TfL and are driving change. We've invested funding and resource and following a public consultation where 98% agreed with the need for the upgrade, are dedicated to securing Midtown as home to London's best-connected postcodes, WC1 and EC1 ‘bookended' by the Elizabeth Line stations at Tottenham Court Road and Farringdon, due to open in 2021.
Our dialogue with TfL began in 2009 and we've been actively involved in the progression of the upgrade since then. It's now a live long-term project that both Midtown BID and TfL are committed to. As a complex construction job, things are going to take time but we want to reassure you that the proposed upgrade is gathering serious momentum. Mark Wild, Managing Director of London Underground, affirms:
"The expansion of Holborn Tube station will make life better for the tens of thousands of customers who use it every day. It is an important station, serving a broad range of local institutions and businesses, but it is clearly increasingly not fit for purpose. The consultation showed people are fully behind our proposals to transform the station."
Think Oslo, Helsinki, Singapore – leading examples of some of the globe's most environmentally advanced cities. And now think Midtown, London, because you and your business have a unique opportunity to be part of a pilot that will attract global attention.
Londoners consume more plastic bottled water per person than anywhere else in England: on average more than 3 plastic water bottles every week — a startling 175 bottles every year per person.
London's recycling rate is below the national average and has stagnated over the past 5 years. London burns over half of its waste for energy: over 2 million tonnes of waste are incinerated each year, and this amount has more than doubled in the past decade.
Organic waste or recyclable materials are unnecessarily going to incineration — including materials such as plastic, that are potentially hazardous to health when burnt. Once these materials are burnt, they are lost and can't be used within a circular economy.
Together with the Evening Standard, Midtown is joiuned the mission to make sure our city remains the best place in the world. And one that chooses sustainable sources over plastic. Future London is a two-year campaign tackling five issues that matter to Londoners, with a practical and positive approach. The London Evening Standard teamed up with major London businesses including UBER, Source London, Google and Midtown BID to drive the campaign forward.
The big five included the:
As a catalyst for change, Midtown was chosen by the Evening Standard to pilot a plastic-reducing scheme to change the way we source sustainable materials as an alternative.
In Midtown alone we've found ways to reduce our waste, change our daily habits and detox our district. We're working with you to source alternative products to help project Midtown as the leading plastic-reducing destination for work and leisure. A place where businesses change society for the better.
MIDTOWN BID HAVE CREATED GUIDES FOR BOTH BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS TO HELP REDUCE THEIR SINGLE-USE PLASTIC FOOTPRINT WHICH CAN BE ACCESSED THROUGH THE BELOW LINKS:
WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US IN TAKING ACTION TO REDUCE MIDTOWN’S RELIANCE ON PLASTIC!