around 2,800 new homes, new shops and restaurants.
new parks and squares.
Improvements to roads, public transport, pedestrian and cycle routes.
Net zero carbon growth
The regeneration of Elephant & Castle presents a truly exciting opportunity to regenerate a significant area of Zone 1 London from a failed housing estate into one of the most vibrant, effervescent quarters of London.
Lend Lease’s task is to create a new environment serving the needs of the existing community and expanding future population, by way of an integrated approach to living, shopping, downtime and work.
The challenge is to build on the areas strengths and overcome its challenges to create a new district of central London whilst retaining its uniquely diverse South London identity.
The mixed-use scheme is of a scale rarely seen and includes over 2,500 homes, plus office, retail, community, leisure and restaurant space. The scheme will re-establish a new public realm of squares and streets, which mirrors the old Georgian street network and reintegrates the new development with its surrounding city context.
- 10.2 hectares
- 2,800,000 sq ft residential
- 50,000 sq ft office and workspace
- 150,000 sq ft retail, community, leisure and restaurant
Schedule : 2010 – 2025
MAKE Architects – Masterplan
dRMM – Detailed Design of Rodney Road Phase
Squire & Partners – Detailed design of 300 unit 30 storey development
The work is split into a number of elements:
A Regeneration Agreement with Southwark Council, to develop an outline masterplan for the Heygate phase comprising over 2,250 units; and a detailed design for the Rodney Road Phase comprising 250 units.
A separate residential development of circa 300 units in a circa 30 storey building adjacent to the council’s new Leisure Centre.
Lend Lease is developing a masterplan prior to submitting planning applications in Spring 2012.
The scheme is one of 17 founding projects from across the world to be part of a new environmental initiative - the Climate Positive Development Program. It is also one of ten low carbon zones identified by the Mayor of London tasked with local production of cleaner better value energy to fuel local households and businesses. Lend Lease is developing plans for an on-site combined heat and power energy centre as part of these plans.
The development will demonstrate climate-positive strategies setting new standards for other cities and developments.
‘Healthy living in the heart of London’ is the driving theme in Lend Lease’s sustainability approach. The approach is long term, considering how the development will be used and managed to enable sustainable behaviours, such as enhancing biodiversity, improving public transport and cycle networks, & maximising the resource efficiency of buildings. The approach to development and construction will also contribute to sustainable outcomes; such as considering sustainability in interim uses, and leveraging the scale of the project to engage with the supply chain.
The scheme will achieve a minimum of Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4, and will continue to be tested against best practice standards in sustainable design as these evolve. In addition, the development will meet the Government’s trajectory towards zero carbon for new homes (2016).