In 2014 businesses on Brackmills voted YES to renewing the estate’s status as a Business Improvement District (BID) for a second time.
Resident companies now continue to pool an annual levy, funds used to improve the estate’s environment, security, investment in staff and much more. The BID’s vision is “To create a highly effective and functional operating environment on Brackmills Industrial Estate which supports and attracts businesses and inward investment.”
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Read about the estate’s history Meet the Brackmills Industrial Estate BID board Find out more about the estate’s status as a Business Improvement District (BID) Read all about our Decade of Change and Renewal (BID Plan 2019 - 2024)
The BID has four key objectives:
- Crime Prevention and Safety
- Brackmills Environment
- People who work on the estate
Some of the activities the BID has performed since it was first voted for by businesses in March 2009 include:
- Improved broadband and power supply
- Traffic calming without road humps
- Extra winter gritting and improved lighting
- CCTV cameras 24/7 and a dedicated Police Community Support Officer for the estate
- Facilities to eat, meet and relax
- Better appearance of vacant sites
Brackmills Industrial Estate now aspires to be the premier business and logistics park in the country.
Sara Home Executive Chair of the Brackmills BID, explains: "Brackmills has come a long way over the last 10 years - from a decaying and crime ridden estate to an attractive and safe operating environment with great amenities for those who work here.
"The aim over the next five years is to ensure that Brackmills presents an image to all which reflects the high quality values and standards of the local, national and international businesses based here.