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 …

National Walking Month in Elephant and Castle

A city like London – and especially a centrally-located hub like Elephant & Castle – will always be able to boast good transport links, but with spring in the air and sunny skies above us, you definitely shouldn’t overlook the most basic, and most rewarding, mode of transportation available to us – walking! Whether it’s to kick-off a new fitness …

Elephant and Castle: The rich history feeding into a bright future

As we build towards the future of the Elephant and Castle, we at Lend Lease have been looking to its history to find and reflect the roots of this unique place. The area we now refer to as Elephant & Castle has been inhabited in one form or another since medieval times. In fact, it was once apparently considered part …

Introducing: London SketchFest!

With all of the exciting new developments in Elephant and Castle, Lend Lease is thrilled to welcome the 3rd Annual London SketchFest to the local area! If you weren’t sure of what to do this weekend, then not only will SketchFest have you covered, they’ll have you doubled up in laughter! Having sold out their two previous runs, the alternative …

Around the Elephant: 5 places to visit this month

Spring has now definitely sprung and as we shrug off our winter parkas and woolly jumpers here at Lend Lease, it’s a great time to get out and about and explore our neighbourhood. Elephant and Castle has many gems like leafy Victorian streets, great restaurants and cafés, parks and green spaces, and views of many of London’s most famous landmarks. …

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 …