Elephant Park 2015 – the year in review

From starting on site at Elephant Park and launching West Grove, to the first tenants moving into Trafalgar Place, and eleven fantastic local organisations being awarded grants from our community fund, it’s been an exciting year for Lendlease in Elephant & Castle. As the year draws to a close and we look towards our planned progress in 2016, here’s a …

Seasonal fun around Elephant and Castle

Though summer may be well and truly over, autumn has a whole host of seasonal events in-store and London’s buzzing with activity. Southwark offers easy access to extra special activities, with something for everyone, to keep you busy all the way to Christmas and beyond. Here’s a roundup of just some of our highlights in the area: 4th December – …

A year in trees at Elephant Park

This week we’re celebrating National Tree Week. Now in its 40th year, it’s the UK’s largest tree celebration annually. The event is designed to mark the beginning of the winter tree planting season and to offer a chance for communities to do something positive for their local treescape. Throughout the week, organiser The Tree Council is aiming to inspire upward …

Trafalgar Place named ‘Best Housing Design’ at 2015 Brick Awards

We’re proud to announce that Trafalgar Place has picked up a Brick Award for Best Housing Design. We were delighted to win the award on Wednesday night, together with the extended team – dRMM Architects (architect) Lee Marley Brickwork Ltd (brickword contractor), Ibstock (brick manufacturer) and Michelmersh (brick manufacturer). The annual Brick Awards are one of the longest standing, well established …

Painting Elephant & Castle: an interview with local artist Magnus Rodwell

Elephant & Castle is a feast for the eyes! And nowhere is this better depicted than in the work of local artist Magnus Rodwell. We caught up with Magnus to ask him some questions about working and living in The Elephant. What most inspires you about Elephant and Castle? ‘The past two years have blown me away with the changes …

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 …