South Bank BID is delighted to announce that the Accessible South Bank project through which we worked with leading accessibility charity AccessAble to deliver an accessibility audit of all the major visitor attractions and public spaces of South Bank, has been nominated for “Best Place Management” and “BID Industry Favourite 2019” awards at the British BIDs’ National BID Awards 2019.
The winner of “Best Place Management” will be determined by a judging panel comprised of members of the National BIDs advisory board, while “BID Industry Favourite 2019” is decided by an open public vote. So, we need your vote to win for this important project! To cast your vote for South Bank BID, select us from the list of nominees here.
With British BIDs receiving more award submissions than any year previously, South Bank BID is honoured to be recognised alongside fantastic initiatives from BIDs around the country for a project that we believe is key to making South Bank an inclusive world-class destination for all visitors.
The project was delivered with the purpose of making South Bank the pre-eminent location in London for accessibility information. As part of the partnership, over 50 South Bank venues, hotels, cultural attractions and public spaces were assessed by highly skilled accessibility experts in order to produce detailed Access Guides. These guides are now available on South Bank London and both AccessAble’s website and app.
The guides were developed to thoroughly meet the requirements of visitors with a wide range of accessibility requirements. This is because in a recent survey, AccessAble found that over 76% of people with accessibility needs have specifically not visited a place because of a lack of available information prior to travelling. With over 30 million visitors a year to South Bank, South Bank BID believes the Accessible South Bank project is a vital step in improving access and inclusivity awareness not just in South Bank, but across the capital.