LSCC Future Towns Conference Ilford Town Centre

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LSCC - Future Towns Conference
Ilford Town Centre – A Case Study
Presented by
Mark Lucas
Chief Planning & Regeneration
Officer,
London Borough of Redbridge
2nd December 2013
Marc Myers,
Chairman,
Ilford BID Ltd
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Ilford Town Centre – The Place
• First rail service
arrived in Ilford in
1839 via the ‘Eastern
Counties Railway’
• c24,000 residents live
in and around the
Town Centre
boundary
• Ilford is under 20mins
• The Metropolitan
from London
Town Centre of Ilford
Liverpool Street via
is designated an
the Greater Anglia
Opportunity Area in
mainline.
the Mayor’s London
Plan
• Redbridge ethnicity
highlights,
• Ilford Town Centre,
located in the north
• 43% White
east of London
• 42% Asian
• 9% Black
• 55 hectares in size
• 4% mixed
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Ilford Town Centre – Planning AAP
Adopted in 2008 and identifies 35
opportunity sites over 19 hectares,
that collectively have the potential to
deliver:• More than 5,000 new homes, in the long
term.
• Approximately 95,000 m² (gross) of new
and replacement High Street retail,
restaurants, café, leisure and cultural
uses.
• Other active ground floor uses (i.e.
secondary, retail, service/ community
uses, residential/ office entrances) and
new/ replacement small scale
commercial and employment uses.
• A range of social, education, health and
leisure facilities to serve the existing and
new populations.
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Ilford Town Centre - Marketing
Our award winning website
(Local Government IT Excellence
Awards - Socitm 2010)
offers virtual tour and 3D animation of
over 20 development opportunity sites
http://www.investilford.co.uk
Our ‘Ilford’ App, available from
the Apple Store, offering 3D
animation and due diligence for
over 20 development opportunity
sites
In partnership with Virtual Viewing
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Ilford Town Centre – Governance
• Ilford Town Centre Programme
Board
• LBR front line services Chiefs
• Met Police’s Head of
neighbourhood policing
(Redbridge)
• Vision-Redbridge, Culture and
Leisure
• Greater Anglia Trains
• Communications
• Business Improvement District
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Ilford Town Centre - The BID Journey
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An established and long running town centre partnership
A desire from the businesses of Ilford for something different
Well developed relationship with our local authority in Redbridge
A 2009 ballot with aims on service improvements
Safe, Clean and Welcoming
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Ilford Town Centre – What we Do
• Protect, Promote and Progress
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Ilford Town Centre – Protect
Security
Planting
Ambassadors
Cleaning
Investment Festive
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Ilford Town Centre – Protect
Family
Markets
Website
Branding
Loyalty
Promotion
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Ilford Town Centre – The BID
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Ilford Town Centre – The BID
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Ilford Town Centre – Meyer Bergman
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Purchase of Exchange Shopping Centre
£72M investment into our town
Further capital investment
Bold asset plan
Supportive of Ilford BID
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Ilford Town Centre – Public Sector Presence
• Council H.Q., - 1,300 staff
• The Met. Police - 580 Officers
• Probations Service - 112 staff
• Integrated Youth Service Contracts
(IYSC) – 28 staff
• Redbridge College – 16 staff/ 620
students
• Redbridge Library - 100 staff
• Tunnelling Academy – 150 students,
totalling 3,500 students
Representing10% of the total
footfall of the Exchange Shopping
Centre
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Ilford Town Centre – Licensing Initiatives
• Voluntary ban on high strength liquor
Police and the Council seeking voluntary
agreements with off licences to restrict
the sales of high strength beers and
ciders so as to impact upon the street
drinkers problem that has emerged in the
town over the last 3-4 years.
• Betting & gambling – emerging
policies
The Council have recently resolved to
write to the Home Office and express
concerns at the proliferation of betting
shops and high stakes gaming machines
within the town centre
• Ilford Cumulative Impact Zone (CIZ)
2010
Restricts the number of alcohol licensed
premises, (Pubs, off-licences, Takeaways)
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Ilford Town Centre – Crossrail Impact
• £6m Station upgrade
• £50m Ilford (CR) Depot
re-configuration
• £12m Tunnelling &
Underground
Construction Academy
• New Public Realm
• New rolling stock
• New operating
concession
• Adjacent development
Ilford Depot 11.6 Ha
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Ilford Town Centre – Funding Options
• £2.3m - BID business rates uplift
• £5.1m - Urban Integration Study –
Crossrail Ltd, Transport for
London & London Borough of
Redbridge
• £3.2m - in S.106 receipts
• £2m - ‘Better Barkingside’ project
funded by the Mayor’s
Regeneration fund
• c£2.1m - TfL funding for Town
Centres’ highways improvements
• £8m - Value of Community
Infrastructure Levy notices issued
since Jan 2012. (excludes
Mayoral CIL)

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