Trees at Elephant Park: all you need to know

By the time our regeneration project is finished in 2025, Elephant & Castle will be Central London’s greenest new place to live, and trees are at the very heart of those plans. This is how Lend Lease is doing it…  Elephant Park is already home to some great mature trees and Lend Lease is committed to keeping the best quality …

Winter on site:  A look back in pictures

When Lend Lease began construction at Elephant & Castle we installed three time lapse cameras around our sites. The photoshave been a fantastic way not only to track progress on our sites but also to catcha glimpse of London’s ever-changing backdrop, courtesy of the great British weather. With spring just around the corner, here’s a look back at winter (so …

Health and fitness the Elephant and Castle way

It’s that time of year when New Year’s resolutions may be beginning to falter and, wesuspect, particularly those related to better fitness. With that in mind, here at Lend Lease we’ve taken a look at what’s on offer in Elephant and Castle so you don’t have to. Read on to find out how you can break a sweat this year …

How we’re creating an Elephant Effect at Elephant Park

Sustainability is at the heart of Lend Lease’s vision for Elephant Park. But what does this mean for the existing and future community in the Elephant & Castle area? As leaders in sustainable urban regeneration, we at Lend Lease take our responsibility to build homes, places and spaces that maximise energy efficiency, maintain local biodiversity and have a low carbon …

Elephant Park’s first 2015 cycle safety event!

While cycling is an environmentally friendly and healthy option for getting around London, it’s important to be aware of the best ways of staying safe on the capital’s busy roads before taking to your pedals. On Thursday 22nd January, Lend Lease held its latest cycle safety event, run in partnership with Southwark Council and Metropolitan Police. More than 100 local …

Elephant & Castle Community Fund – supporting local groups and projects

In 2014 we announced which community groups were the recipients of the latest round of the Elephant & Castle Community Fund – a joint initiative between Lend Lease and Southwark Council to support local groups and projects in the Elephant & Castle area, managed by our partner London Community Fund. Read on for more information on these groups and how …

Our year in pictures

It’s been an exciting year for Lend Lease here at Elephant & Castle. From planning submissions, to launching Elephant Park, community naming events and The Artworks opening, we thought we’d share our 2014 highlights with you. So sit back, relax and enjoy our year in pictures! During January, One The Elephant and Trafalgar Place construction continued at pace as 2014 …

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 …