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.

Summer on site – a look back

Summer saw amazing progress on site at Trafalgar Place and One the Elephant. It also saw some incredible weather – from spectacular sunsets to summer storms – and our time lapse cameras and photographer caught it all. Have a look at these amazing pictures – all taken during July and August.

Be Onsite: transforming lives through sustained employment

Be Onsite is an award winning charity which provides jobs, training and opportunities within the construction industry for local people, ultimately leading to sustained employment in the sector. We talked to Val Lowman, who founded Be Onsite with support from Lend Lease in 2007, about the opportunities the charity is providing for local people at Elephant & Castle. “Be Onsite …

Walworth, Borough & Bankside launches YCC Youth Hub with support from Lend Lease

This summer, Lend Lease is supporting Walworth, Borough & Bankside YCC by providing access to our community space on Walworth Road, to create the YCC Youth Hub.   Whilst undertaking their own research into what was easily and visibly available for young people directly on Walworth Rd, the Walworth, Borough & Bankside Youth Community Council (YCC) discovered there was a …

Check out these pics of the stormy weather we’ve been having recently at Elephant & Castle