A Boscombe innovation has helped Bournemouth Coastal BID win two awards, including the coveted ‘Place Management’ title at the British BID Awards.
Boscombe’s huge spotlight was the move that wowed the judges and saw 19 other entries that made it to the shortlist.
It was the country’s first permanent 3D map projection system on a main street in the UK and came to life earlier this year.
Animated images are sent from the top of the Sovereign Center to the building opposite, an area of nearly 200 square meters.
The facility is used to promote events and also give exposure to local artists and schools. It has been supported by the Bournemouth Towns Fund and has become a fixture in the center of Boscombe.
Earlier this year, taxpayers voted to keep the Bournemouth Coastal BID running for another five years.
The second award he recently won was a ‘Silver’ award in the Industry Support category at the 2022 DMB Tourism Awards for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
Fiona McArthur, Head of BID, said: “Winning the trophy at the British BID Awards is the result of the hard work of our team and all of our taxpayers. We beat big places like Leicester and Wolverhampton and every BID in the country was able to enter – and there are almost 300.
“We represent the coastal area between Pokesdown and Westbourne and our aim is to improve all of these places with a variety of projects. The spotlight was one such initiative and it really stood out and became a talking point at Boscombe and attracted many visitors.
“Watch out for other displays on the giant screen as Christmas approaches.
“It was also a real pleasure to win a silver medal in the Industry Support category at the 2022 DMB Tourism Awards for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.”