Attractive City

Ensuring that the BID area is attractive to locals, businesses, clients, customers and visitors.

Working with local partners we proudly deliver seasonal city dressing campaigns, work to reduce gull numbers, and continue to carry out spot-cleaning within the city.

We will continue to install and maintain Summer floral planters. In 2018 we worked in close partnership with St Richard’s Hospice to create the ‘Worcester Stands Tall’ project, which saw over 50 giant and small giraffes throughout the city centre, bringing over 3.5 million people into the city centre. Explore this page to find out more.

Making the Most of Empty Spaces

Worcester continues to buck the trend and impress when it comes to independent businesses!

The quarterly Springboard National Vacancy Rate Report for July 2019 shows Worcester boasts an impressive 65.3% of independent units compared to West Midlands at 20.2% and the UK national rate at 36.4%, almost doubling the amount of independent units to the UK national rate and more than tripling the amount of those in the West Midlands.

The same report also shows Worcester’s vacancy rate at 10.5%, faring much better than the West Midlands vacancy rate of 11.2% and within excellent range of the National Town Centre vacancy rate of 10.3%.

We look forward to sharing the results of the next Quarterly Report with you very soon!



The Worcester BID team, along with our BID businesses, stakeholders and partners, continues to work hard to encourage businesses into the city.

We will work with the landlords of empty units and other partners to encourage more pop-up shops/offices, and dress their windows with a stylish vinyl finish to make the property more appealing to ensure that our wonderful city continues to buck the national trend and remains a vibrant and exciting place to eat, work and live!

Floral Displays

Summer floral planters have been installed and maintained by the BID across the city centre area for a number of years now.

In 2019, floral displays included hanging baskets and planters placed around the city by way of complimenting the Pop-Up Park in Cathedral Square across the summer.

We’re looking forward to bringing more beautiful displays to the city in the future.