Elephant Park’s first 2015 cycle safety event!

While cycling is an environmentally friendly and healthy option for getting around London, it’s important to be aware of the best ways of staying safe on the capital’s busy roads before taking to your pedals. On Thursday 22nd January, Lend Lease held its latest cycle safety event, run in partnership with Southwark Council and Metropolitan Police. More than 100 local …

Elephant & Castle Community Fund – supporting local groups and projects

In 2014 we announced which community groups were the recipients of the latest round of the Elephant & Castle Community Fund – a joint initiative between Lend Lease and Southwark Council to support local groups and projects in the Elephant & Castle area, managed by our partner London Community Fund. Read on for more information on these groups and how …

Our year in pictures

It’s been an exciting year for Lend Lease here at Elephant & Castle. From planning submissions, to launching Elephant Park, community naming events and The Artworks opening, we thought we’d share our 2014 highlights with you. So sit back, relax and enjoy our year in pictures! During January, One The Elephant and Trafalgar Place construction continued at pace as 2014 …

Going green – the new wildlife coming our way

As the regeneration continues to gather pace, we’re getting excited about the potential new wildlife that will emerge in the area as a result of our plans. In the past few months everything from songbirds to squirrels has been spotted on site, including a Red Admiral butterfly which visited us in early summer at Trafalgar Place (historical jokes aside!).  But what …

Just a tree?

29 November marked the beginning of National Tree Week, the UK’s largest tree celebration annually launching the start of the winter tree planting season. Organised by the Tree Council, it aims to inspire over a quarter of a million people to get their hands dirty and together plant around a million trees through fun, worthwhile and accessible events with schools, …

Building a sustainable UK: Part 3

The future of sustainable homes In part three of our ‘Building a sustainable UK’ series, Paul King, CEO of the UK Green Building Council, Elephant Park Project Director Rob Heasman and former Elephant Park Project Director Pascal Mittermaier imagine what the future of sustainable homes could look like. A rooftop grow garden at Elephant Park Sustainable homes of the future …

Building a sustainable UK: Part 2

People, Quality, Vision In the second of our series of blogs on building a sustainable UK, Paul King, CEO of the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC), Elephant Park Project Director Rob Heasman and former Elephant Park Project Director Pascal Mittermaier discuss how our industry can innovate to achieve the highest standards of sustainability when it comes to major urban regeneration projects and …

Building a sustainable UK

Part one: Elephant Park and the UK Green Building Council As leaders in developing sustainable communities, it’s vital that we work hand-in-hand with trusted experts who can help us achieve our ambitious sustainability aims. We’ve been working closely with one such partner; the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC); last month we invited their current CEO, Paul King, to join Elephant Park …

Putting the heart in your new home

Buying a new home is about much more than bricks and mortar – it’s also about finding a place to fall in love with. Whilst many prospective home owners have a few ideas of the practical features of a home they’re looking for, it can be hard to balance this with the emotional aspects of such a major decision. Elephant …

Lend Lease goes back to school

Children across the country started a new school year just a few weeks ago, but they’re not the only ones going back to school. Here at Lend Lease we believe it’s hugely important to educate children and young people about our projects. Sophie Bevington, Community Development Manager at Lend Lease, explains why it’s so important and how we’re going about …