Briefings for BID businesses

Presentations on Crossrail develeopment, Farringdon Project and TfL Super Cycle Highway are all part of a series of briefing events being organised by the Hatton Garden BID. We want to support our local business community - connecting you to the key decision makers and influencers locally and across London and providing you with the latest intelligence on the issues that matter to you. Watch this space for details of future briefings.

The Farringdon Project Manager, Linda Miller, told businesses that the project was progressing on time and within budget, with the railline and new station at Farringdon set to open in 2018. Upon opening, Crossrail will increase rail capacity in London by 10% and enable an additional 200 million passenger journeys across the network each year.

Describing Farringdon and the surrounding area as the 'coolest and most interesting of all Crossrail stations' neighbourhoods', Linda was able to show the latest CGI images of what the new Farringdon station will look like. The interior design of the station, which will serve two Crossrail platforms stretching to 300 and 330 metres long, has taken inspiration from its location close to London's jewellery district at Hatton Garden with diamond shaped motifs included.

The BID team is discussing with Crossrail opportunities for incorporating additional markers for the local area, including a potential arts project and signage in and around the station. More details will follow on this.

Ruth Duston, Project Director of the Hatton Garden BID said:

"Crossrail presents a significant opportunity for businesses in Hatton Garden. For retailers there are more customers to attract and for local employees access to work will be easier. We must seize this opportunity to promote Hatton Garden as a destination for business and leisure visitors and the BID team will be talking to businesses and TfL to maximise the benefits for all."

Ruth Duston

Businesses were keen to understand more about the likely impact of Crossrail on the Hatton Garden area. With the additional rail capacity, accessing the area is going to be significantly easier and we are already seeing a rise in investment in the area with around 1.5 million square feet of potential future development, mainly commercial, in the immediate area.​ 

Passenger projection figures in Farringdon station - 150,000 people

Trains per day stopping at Farringdon (once Crossrail opens) - 140 trains a day

Further briefings with the Crossrail team, and other projects and issues relevant to businesses in Hatton Garden, are planned for the coming months so please watch this space for further information.