HammersmithLondon wins Placemaking Award

HammersmithLondon Business Improvement District (BID) has won the Placemaking award from Place West London for its work transforming a neglected part of the town centre into a vibrant and ecologically sustainable new pathway and cycle lane.

The Place West London Awards, new for 2017, build on the success of the popular Place West London Regeneration Showcase. The Place West London Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in economic development and regeneration in the West London region.

HammersmithLondon won the Placemaking award on Tuesday, May 9th for its work on the Talgarth Road Green Corridor project.  Judges were looking for schemes that showcased spaces designed for flexible community use or that created public space to allow for a range of uses.

Located in the shadows of the Hammersmith Flyover, the Talgarth Road Green Corridor serves as an attractive and biodiverse route that helps to boost air quality, reduces surface water run-off and acts as pleasant green space in Hammersmith for visitors and wildlife to enjoy. A multi-partnership project between HammersmithLondon Business Improvement District (BID), Hammersmith & Fulham Council, Transport for London and the Greater London Authority, the corridor was officially completed in May 2016 after three months of construction work.

Talgarth Road has gone from an uninspiring grey area into a flourishing green corridor by with a new cycle lane and planting, new trees and SUDs drainage to help attenuate rain water using SUDS reduce carbon and attract new wildlife.

Patricia Bench, BID Director, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to win this Placemaking award. This has been a great project to work on and we’ll be glad to share this success with our partners.

“The Talgarth Road Green Corridor has drastically improved an underused and quite grey part of the town centre and we are seeing some very positive results and receiving great feedback on it.”

This win follows the British BIDs’ Best Place Management award for the Talgarth Road Green Corridor, emphasising the importance of the project and the difference it is making to the community.