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.