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Hatton Garden to prepare for the additional commuters that will be brought in by Crossrail

Hatton Garden to prepare for the additional commuters that will be brought in by Crossrail

16 June 2015

This month sees the first meeting of the Hatton Garden BID – an association of businesses trading in area that want to play an active part in its future.

Hatton Garden has been London’s jewellery quarter since medieval times. The area will undergo a major transformation in 2018 when the new Crossrail station at Farringdon will open, increasing footfall through Hatton Garden exponentially.

The challenge is to ensure Hatton Garden provides a fitting ‘welcome mat’ for the thousands of additional commuters, while retaining its unique character, which is derived from the myriad of independent businesses that trade there.

The BID creates a united voice, which can help drive the necessary improvement in the public realm, signage and way-finding. Farebrother’s Senior Partner, Alistair Subba Row, has been involved in BIDs in Central London for fifteen years, and helped import the concept from New York, and he is a firm believer in the role these organisations can play in shaping our city.