The Elephant and Castle Town Centre redevelopment is one of Central London’s largest regeneration projects. This multi-phase, mixed-use development incorporates the completed Elephant Central on Elephant Road, redevelopment of the shopping centre and a final phase being the redevelopment of the existing London College of Communications site.
Delancey leads the development team, backed by a partnership between DOOR (a joint venture between Delancey’s client fund DV4 Ltd and Oxford Properties) APG and Qatari Diar. This partnership also owns East Village, the former London 2012 Athletes’ Village. Once complete, Get Living will be the long-term operator and guardian of the town centre.
The first phase of development at Elephant and Castle opened in 2017 and is managed by Get Living. Elephant Central incorporates 374 homes for rent alongside 278 student studios, across three buildings. The homes are complemented by a supermarket, a gym, a nursery, and independent restaurants Tupi and Pizzeria Pappagone, with more independent retailers coming soon to Ash Avenue and Castle Square.
The comprehensive redevelopment of the Elephant and Castle shopping centre into a new town centre will serve as the hub and focal point of the local community. Alongside a range of retailers, there will be more homes to rent, enhanced restaurant and leisure space and a new cutting-edge university campus for London College of Communication (UAL:LCC) alongside a new northern line underground entrance and ticket hall.
The final phase will be delivered on the existing London College of Communication site following their move into their new campus. This phase will provide a further 498 new homes of which 116 will be social rent and 49 affordable units as well as a 500 person capacity cultural venue, retail and flexible workspace.