Global Entrepreneurship Week: founders of local business, and one of The Artworks’ latest tenants, Cupcakes and Shhht share their insight and experience on starting a new business and following their dreams

To celebrate this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, which kicked off on the 16th November, we spoke to the founders of Elephant & Castle-based business Cupcakes and Shhht, Caitlyn Badham-Thornhill and Sophie Beale, about their journey from day jobs to setting up shop in The Artworks – a creative hub in Elephant Park.  Specialising in baked, vegan, gluten free and raw food, …

Community puts Elephant Park on the map as new street names are unveiled

As part of our commitment to putting community at the heart of the Elephant Park development, we’ve been working closely with the Creation Trust on naming our new streets. The Creation Trust is a community development trust led by a board of local residents delivering services to local people who are affected by regeneration. The Trust aims to ensure that …

It’s Big Energy Saving Week – get ready for big energy savings!

With the clocks going back, the nights drawing in and temperatures starting to drop, Big Energy Saving Week kicks off this week to help us all stay warm this winter while doing our bit for the environment at the same time. A joint initiative between the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Energy Saving Trust and a range of voluntary and charitable organisations, …

Lending a helping hand at Southwark Pensioners Centre

On Thursday last week, some of the Elephant Park team rolled up their sleeves and got to work for local charity Southwark Pensioners Centre (SPC), as part of Lendlease Community Day. The SPC offers a range of indispensable services and activities for over 50s in Southwark– from technology classes and crafts to help and advice – and Elephant Park employees …

From hosting the world’s leading Ukulele orchestra to providing the backdrop to some of the UK’s most iconic music videos – E&C claims its place as one of London’s most musical postcodes

Elephant & Castle has a vibrant history as a hub of commerce and entertainment but what many people don’t realise is how integral it is to London’s music scene. E&C’s tuneful past begins as far back as the 1800s with the Royal Surrey Gardens Music Hall, constructed in 1856 on the site of the former Royal Surrey Zoological Gardens as …

Choose, change and combine the way you travel – it’s European Mobility Week!

September 16th – 22nd is European Mobility Week when local authorities across Europe join forces to promote sustainable transport. In 2014, more than 2,000 cities from 44 countries participated and this year Southwark is just one of the local authorities in the UK taking part in the week-long event. This year the theme is ‘Choose, change, combine’. It’s designed to encourage people …

Summer on site

When it comes to the British summer, it’s always a mixed bag and this year was no different. Following our post back in early July on the beginning of this year’s summer on-site, we’ve been busy capturing images of the progress at Elephant Park as the summer continued. And in true British summertime style, we’ve captured sunny days, stormy days …

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, …