View Post

Time to talk?

There are many twists and turns in life, and some can leave us feeling more than a little off. But there’s no reason for Southwark residents to ignore their mental health because there is free, professional help and advice available across the borough and beyond. If you, a friend or a family member is struggling, please reach out and speak …

View Post

Tales from Elephant & Castle: Spit & Sawdust pub

In our latest Tales from Elephant and Castle series, we interview Matthew Smyth, landlord of the Spit & Sawdust pub. Student Cathy Green, who hails from Newcastle and studied economics in Leeds before building a career in IT, was intrigued by Elephant Park’s state of the art energy hub, she explains: “The Elephant Park energy hub delivers net zero-carbon, affordable …

View Post

Elephant Park moves into the classroom

Abstract flowers, communal seating areas and towering tubes feature in a new series of sculptures designed for Elephant Park by a group of local students. The creators behind the collection are working towards an HND qualification in ceramics at Morley College in Elephant & Castle, located just a stone’s throw from the Imperial War Museum. Earlier this year they were …

View Post

Boosting sustainable energy for the Elephant community

With climate change and air pollution rarely out of the headlines, and populations in cities continue to rise, so does the demand for sustainable energy. In Elephant Park, the Energy Hub is open for business underlining the development’s  . The purpose-built BREEAM Excellent – the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for projects – building on Heygate Street and Rodney Road …

View Post

Yum! Ecuadorian and Lebanese restaurants opening soon

Two more local restaurants ­are joining the herd at Elephant Park, bringing flavours of Latin America and the Middle East to the Sayer Street community. Popular family-run Ecuadorian restaurant Miko’s is moving from the Elephant & Castle shopping centre, into a large site, bringing its traditional and affordable Latin American cuisine, including soups, rice, and seafood dishes. Meanwhile, local Lebanese …

View Post

Be Onsite | Celebrating a decade of helping people back into work

This year marks a full decade since Lendlease, the property development company behind Elephant Park, founded Be Onsite. The not-for-profit organisation was launched in 2009 with the aim of helping people from disadvantaged backgrounds find life-changing careers in the property industry. Since it was formed, the award-winning company has placed more than 650 people into fulfilling jobs, with the positions …

View Post

Going vegan in Elephant & Castle

Veganuary is almost upon us – a time when all of us are encouraged to ditch the meat and two veg in favour of a more plant-based diet, both at home and when dining out. The London restaurant scene is thriving with ethical options, so – whether you’re a fully signed up member of the vegan revolution, or are simply …

View Post

Cycleways – as easy as A to B

We all know getting from A to B in the capital can be a bit stressful. London is lucky to have a comprehensive transport system but, sometimes, it can be too hot, too cold or too crowded, and relying on someone else’s timetable can be an inconvenience. Driving is a test of nerves (not to mention patience) and occasionally there’s …

View Post

Introducing Elephant says Hi – a warm welcome to Elephant & Castle

When’s the last time you said ‘hello’ to someone new? Or someone you don’t know said ‘hi’ to you? If the answer is a number of days, weeks or even months ago, then it’s time to get chatty – and a new community initiative launched in Elephant & Castle is making it easy to forge new connections. Launched out of …

View Post

How to see in the new year around Elephant & Castle

Looking for a different way to celebrate new year in South London? Why not try one of the following top five things to do around Southwark – including the big fireworks show, of course. There are many places to watch the London New Year’s Eve fireworks for free from Southwark this year, as well as plenty more across the capital …