Going green – the new wildlife coming our way

As the regeneration continues to gather pace, we’re getting excited about the potential new wildlife that will emerge in the area as a result of our plans. In the past few months everything from songbirds to squirrels has been spotted on site, including a Red Admiral butterfly which visited us in early summer at Trafalgar Place (historical jokes aside!).  But what …

Just a tree?

29 November marked the beginning of National Tree Week, the UK’s largest tree celebration annually launching the start of the winter tree planting season. Organised by the Tree Council, it aims to inspire over a quarter of a million people to get their hands dirty and together plant around a million trees through fun, worthwhile and accessible events with schools, …

Building a sustainable UK: Part 3

The future of sustainable homes In part three of our ‘Building a sustainable UK’ series, Paul King, CEO of the UK Green Building Council, Elephant Park Project Director Rob Heasman and former Elephant Park Project Director Pascal Mittermaier imagine what the future of sustainable homes could look like. A rooftop grow garden at Elephant Park Sustainable homes of the future …

Building a sustainable UK: Part 2

People, Quality, Vision In the second of our series of blogs on building a sustainable UK, Paul King, CEO of the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC), Elephant Park Project Director Rob Heasman and former Elephant Park Project Director Pascal Mittermaier discuss how our industry can innovate to achieve the highest standards of sustainability when it comes to major urban regeneration projects and …

Building a sustainable UK

Part one: Elephant Park and the UK Green Building Council As leaders in developing sustainable communities, it’s vital that we work hand-in-hand with trusted experts who can help us achieve our ambitious sustainability aims. We’ve been working closely with one such partner; the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC); last month we invited their current CEO, Paul King, to join Elephant Park …

Putting the heart in your new home

Buying a new home is about much more than bricks and mortar – it’s also about finding a place to fall in love with. Whilst many prospective home owners have a few ideas of the practical features of a home they’re looking for, it can be hard to balance this with the emotional aspects of such a major decision. Elephant …

Lend Lease goes back to school

Children across the country started a new school year just a few weeks ago, but they’re not the only ones going back to school. Here at Lend Lease we believe it’s hugely important to educate children and young people about our projects. Sophie Bevington, Community Development Manager at Lend Lease, explains why it’s so important and how we’re going about …

Roll up, roll up… Elefest is back

As the leaves change colour and the nights start to draw in, thoughts of the summer and the festival season, seem a distant memory. But luckily for the folks of Elephant & Castle, Elefest is back! Elefest, the Elephant & Castle festival, has returned for its 12th year with a bigger, bolder and more eclectic programme than ever. Once again …

Talking Sustainable Urban Regeneration for World Green Building Week

Today, Lend Lease’s Pascal Mittermaier and Rob Heasman, Project Director for Elephant Park, met with the UK Green Building Council CEO Paul King to discuss the importance of delivering truly sustainability urban regeneration projects and how they are doing just that at Elephant Park, as part of World Green Building Week. We’ll be sharing more info on what was discussed …

West Grove planning application

This week we announced the latest phase of our plan to regenerate Elephant & Castle – the submission of the West Grove planning application to Southwark Council for 593 new homes and 43,000 square feet of new retail space at Elephant Park. Read more about it on our website.