As part of making Belfast City Centre great our Enhance projects we aim to tackle ‘on the ground’ issues that make a real difference to appearance and perception. We are investing £1.85m over five years to improve our city centre.
Belfast One has launched a new City Centre cleansing initiative to combat the daily challenges businesses face with waste on their doorstep. Broken glass, fast food wrappers, cigarette butts, dangerous and unsanitary waste are just a few examples of what businesses have to face when they arrive at their premises in the mornings.
The new scheme will see local business McQuillan Companies perform a range of professional external cleaning services to City Centre businesses four days a week before premises open. This is over and above the cleansing already offered by Belfast City Council.
We have a number of projects that actively improve the safety and perceptions of safety in the city;
- We now the lead partner and funder of the PSNI City Centre Beat initiative, a dedicated PSNI service for the businesses in Belfast.
- Our Belfast One Ambassadors are now on the streets, helping Belfast One businesses as well as the public and visitors. They provide a warm welcome to the city and acting as mobile information hubs.
- We have provided the Retail Crimewatch scheme as a free benefit to all Belfast One businesses to help reduce retail crime, as well as facilitating free PSNI Safe Shop Scheme training.
Perceptions around City Centre accessibility are a key project for Belfast One, in conjunction with our Promote projects, we are providing clear information to the public on the large variety of methods that can be used to get to the City Centre, as well as highlighting where to park, the cost of each car park and opening hours . We are also supporting a variety of car parking initiatives.