Artworks Elephant hosts its first World Food Festival

As big fans of delicious food, tasty drinks, and must-see experiences our taste buds can’t wait for the launch of the very first World Food Festival taking place at The Artworks Elephant this weekend (23-24th September). Offering you the chance to taste flavours and dishes from around the globe, the festival celebrates the coming together of the global community that …

2017 Community Fund Series: Latin American Disabled People’s Project to deliver expanded mental health and wellbeing programme in Southwark

The Elephant and Castle Community Fund 2017, delivered in partnership with Southwark Council, will donate £50,000 to a range of community organisations to deliver new projects from education and skill building projects, to helping older residents in the area. Our new blog series takes a look at what the winners have planned with this post, the second in our series …

The Elephant and Castle Community Fund 2017 is enabling a ‘Daytime Nightclub’ for the over 60s to be brought to the ‘Piccadilly of the South’

The Elephant and Castle Community Fund 2017, delivered in partnership with Southwark Council, received 36 applications this year all bidding for a share of a £50,000 fund for their project. With 11 successful projects, each receiving a share of the fund donated by Lendlease & Southwark Council, this series of blogs will take a look at some of the deserving …

Exploring London, the accessible way

This Sunday – 16th July – marks Disability Awareness Day, a pan disability event which promotes a can-do culture focusing on what disabled people can do throughout life and work. In a city of hustle and bustle like London, accessibility can be a major issue for many Londoners. At Elephant Park we’re building a community that will meet the needs …

When does a sustainable home not look like a sustainable home? When it’s a Futurehome. Interview with Gerard Maccreanor of Maccreanor Lavington Architects

Futurehome is on its way to Elephant Park, our award-winning urban regeneration project which will deliver 3,000 new homes by 2025. Along with a brand-new park, 50 new shops, restaurants and cafes it will also deliver net-zero carbon energy to all the new homes. Futurehome is a collection of 15 three and four-bedroom townhouses in Elephant Park, designed to world-leading Passivhaus standards. …

Futurehome – Passivhaus explained

Futurehome is the next step in a journey of innovation and new industry standards as we deliver our exemplar sustainable urban regeneration project, building 3,000 new homes in the heart of zone 1 by 2025. Futurehome is a collection of 15 three and four-bed townhouses, all designed to ‘Passivhaus’ standards – the world’s leading ‘fabric first’ approach to low energy buildings. …

London Help to Buy – what’s it all about?

Buying your first property is exciting, but can be a daunting experience and nowhere more so than a city like London. With so much to consider, how to go about taking a step onto the ladder is the starting point for most. Fortunately there are ways you can take that step onto the first rung with plenty of support along …

It’s now less than three weeks until the 2017 Elephant & Castle Community Fund closes to entries – read about previous winners and how to make your project stand out!

The Elephant & Castle Community Fund 2017, delivered in partnership with Southwark Council, is open for entries and there are just under three weeks left to put in your bid for a share of the £50,000 fund for your project. With past winners ranging from wellbeing initiatives to arts-based projects tackling mental health through creativity, the work of our recipients …