The new town centre for Elephant and Castle will offer a once in a lifetime opportunity to deliver essential improvements to the transport, education and housing provision for this key London location.

Benefits of the redevelopment include:

  • 979 new homes, on a site where none currently exist and at a time when the Capital’s housing provision is under significant strain. 35% of these will be affordable, including 116 social rented homes managed by Southwark Council or another registered providing and be offered in priority to people living and working in Southwark.
  • A new Northern Line entrance, escalators and ticket hall, with better accessibility and step-free access to Elephant and Castle mainline railway station
  • A cutting-edge new building for London College of Communication (UAL) and a centre for UAL’s core university services, ensuring the leading education establishment can remain in the area. It will secure as well as create new jobs alongside an expanded space for public exhibitions and events
  • Around 175,000 sq ft of new leisure facilities, shops, cafes and restaurants
  • Space for community leisure uses - Delancey has listened to concerns and offered a bingo operator first refusal on one of the leisure spaces in the proposed development on the west site (currently occupied by the university). There is also leisure space on the east site (currently occupied by the shopping centre) that could be used as a cinema
  • On-site affordable retail and workspace facilities
  • Significant job creation during the build, with 1,230 construction workers per year needed across the ten year build time and almost 2,000 full time jobs being provided in the new town centre
  • 2.5 acres of high quality public realm including new safer pedestrian routes, railway arches and a public square

We continue to welcome any questions you may have about the proposals. Please feel free to email us at or visit us in the Community Engagement Centre, unit 215-216 in the Elephant and Castle shopping centre, opposite Café Nova.

Opening times of Community Engagement Centre:

Mon-Fri  12-3pm
Weds        12–6pm