This judging panel included 69 senior figures from clients, public sector bodies and industry organisations, recognised Lendlease’s capability in delivering innovative and sustainable solutions for the future.

At Elephant & Castle in the United Kingdom, we are delivering 28 acres of regeneration work at Elephant Park, One the Elephant and Trafalgar Place. Leveraging our integrated model, we’re responding to the council’s aspirations for aspirations for jobs, housing, community safety, transport, education, shopping and health.

The residential section of the project includes over 3,000 new homes, which have already committed to being 30 percent higher energy efficient than current regulations.

Elephant Park is included in our ‘Futurehome’ concept, which is bringing London’s first Passivhaus-standard development to Zone 1. It will include 15 sustainable houses designed to meet ultra-low energy-efficient benchmarks. The first phase of the project won the RIBA London award and was shortlisted for the 2016 Stirling Prize.

The judges were also impressed by our commitment to diversity, and target of reaching higher gender representation by 2025. Our global inclusion strategy is focused on embedding flexible work; achieving gender equity; and building inclusive leadership. We allocate resources and programs and make decisions fairly without any discrimination on the basis of gender. Gender equity means we address any imbalances in the benefits available to men and women. It is about ensuring everyone has access to the same opportunities and resources to reach their full potential – it’s about having a level playing field.

For this project, we partnered with Be Onsite to provide over 500 jobs to previously unemployed Southwark residents.

Duane Edwards is a Recruitment and Retention Assistant for Be Onsite, “I am most proud to be working on a Lendlease development, as part of Be Onsite, where I am able to help people grasp opportunities which allow them to turn their lives around. All this at the same time as helping to create a better place for them and their families.”

To find out more about the Elephant & Castle project, click here.