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

Art at Elephant Park

Local artist Reuben Powell, has lived in SE17 for nearly 30 years and paints in oil paint onto tin plate steel, makes large scale graphite drawings and works with digital reproduction. We talked to him about what inspired him to come up with the Demolition Drawing Project, which saw local school children provided unprecedented access to the Heygate demolition site …

What’s in a name?

Guest post by Charlotte Benstead – Creation Trust Earlier this month, we kicked off Put It On The Map – Elephant Park. This is a series of events run in partnership with Lend Lease, which will give local residents the opportunity to explore the Elephant and Castle’s heritage, and then come up with name suggestions for the new buildings, streets and public …

Welcome to our blog

Welcome to the brand new Elephant Park blog; Lend Lease’s ultimate guide to our world leading sustainable plans for the Elephant & Castle regeneration and the exciting transformation taking place. There has already been a significant amount of positive change in Elephant & Castle, with construction on our first two developments in the regeneration, One The Elephant and Trafalgar Place, …