Helping local people feel happier, healthier and more involved in the community: meet our 2015 community fund winners

Earlier this month, together with our regeneration partner Southwark Council, we announced the winners of our 2015 Community Fund – doubling the amount we’ve awarded in previous years to £50,000 in total. The fund was set up in May 2012 to support local groups and projects that address local issues such as education, training, entrepreneurship, arts and culture, safety, health …

A postcard from the Elephant

With summer in full swing, London is buzzing with things to do and see. While some of us are packing our bags and jetting away on our hols, increasing numbers are looking closer to home for our own summer breaks. According to Visit England, holidays in England are increasing in popularity, jumping by 12% between 2008 and 2013. What’s more, …

Exploring London, the accessible way

In a city of hustle and bustle like London, accessibility can be a major issue for many Londoners. Still, the London 2012 Olympic Games brought about many great improvements to our city and ensured more inclusive planning as the city continues to grow. At Elephant Park we’re building a community that will meet the needs of all future residents and …

Summer sun, sunsets and storms

As we have come to expect from the British summertime, so far this season we have seen all kinds of weather – from the hottest July day on record and beautiful sunsets to stormy, cloud-filled skies. Our time lapse cameras have captured the changing weather in Elephant and Castle over the last few weeks and have given us a great …

Supporting biodiversity in our city

Nature isn’t always something you would associate with a bustling city like London, however at Elephant Park we are creating Central London’s greenest new place to live and as part of this vision, we’re setting out to create a place which supports and encourages biodiversity to thrive. Aside from the obvious benefits of helping mitigate the impacts of climate change …

Celebrate cycling in Elephant & Castle

As a business which is passionate about cycling both in the places we create and our own everyday lives, we talked to some of Lendlease’s Elephant and Castle team about why life is better on two wheels and where they love to visit in London. Ed Mayes, Lend Leases’ Elephant & Castle development director, who cycles to work each day, …

Tackling air quality in central London – part of Elephant & Castle’s brighter, greener future

With the Elephant & Castle regeneration being one of just 17 projects for C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group’s Climate Positive Development Program, Lend Lease is committed to creating truly sustainable communities which offer a great quality of life for those in and around them. We’re considering sustainability on many levels in our quest to create central London’s greenest new place …

Creating a community that consumes with care

June 5th 2015 is the 15th World Environment Day (WED), which is run by the United Nations Environment Programme and designed to encourage worldwide awareness and action for the environment. This year’s theme – “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.” – is all about raising awareness of the need to manage the planet’s natural resources responsibly. Because at …

Woods or orchard? Which would you rather come home to?

The benefits for people having access to outside space has been reported to have a wide range of social, economic, environmental and health benefits, especially for those living in inner-city and suburban areas. At Elephant Park, every home has its own outside space, be it a balcony, terrace or garden. Residents and the local community can also enjoy one of …