The new town centre will be brought forward in three main phases. The first phase has already completed at Elephant Central. The second will start on the existing Shopping Centre site and is targeted to open in 2025. The third phase will commence on the site of the London College of Communication after the College has moved to its new building in 2026 and will take a further 4 years to complete by 2030. Phase 2 and 3 comprise:

Phase 2 – East Site (Shopping Centre)

The East site will provide:

  • Housing for Londoners both at affordable and market rent, professionally managed by Get Living, the UK’s pioneer in build to rent.  Get Living offers simple and straightforward renting with no fees, no deposits and with secure, flexible tenancies. Homes will come fully furnished with smart home features and superfast WiFi already installed. When complete, residents will benefit from having 24/7 security, an onsite team available to help six days a week as well as access to a calendar of free social events organised by the Get Living team.
  • A combination of  shops, restaurants and leisure facilities, with existing shopping centre independent traders getting first right of refusal to return to the affordable retail spaces. We will also be introducing new businesses to Elephant and Castle.
  • A state of the art new home for the University of the Arts’, London College of Communications to continue their long established presence in the Elephant and Castle and offer a public facing building to welcome in the local community to their spectacular exhibitions and end of year shows.
  • Major improvements in transport infrastructure with; a new entrance to the Northern Line Underground providing both escalator and lift access and designed to safeguard for any future Bakerloo line extension. Step free access between the Overground Rail and Underground stations at street level.
  • New London streets and a central court open for access 24hrs.

481 homes (319 market rent and 165 affordable rent)


160,000 sq.ft of shops, restaurants and leisure space including a multiscreen cinema


350,000 sq.ft university building for UAL:LCC


High quality public realm - 27 trees to be retained or newly planted

New tube station


New employment opportunities

Phase 3 – West site (LCC)

498 new homes (333 market rent, 49 affordable rent and 116 social rent)


35,000 sq.ft of shops, restaurants and workspace


10% of all retail and workspace will be at affordable rents


High quality public realm


A 500 persons cultural venue


New employment opportunities



Consultation on minor amendments

At the end of last year, we submitted a Section 73 application relating to minor amendments proposed exclusively to the Elephant and Castle London Underground station to extend the new ticket hall to safeguard for the Bakerloo Line Extension, future proofing for a combined station entrance serving both the Northern and Bakerloo lines in the future.

The project team has reviewed the consented scheme and identified an additional number of ways in which it could be further enhanced so we can deliver an outstanding town centre for Elephant and Castle including minor changes to the mix of retail, leisure, education, workspace and residential uses.

In order to formalise these changes, we are submitting a second Section 73 application for minor material amendments to the consented scheme.

The consultation for the minor amendments were live here between Monday 8 February and Friday 26 February. The project team held three virtual events during this time for the local community to join and ask any questions about the minor amendments. These were held on 11, 12 and 13 February, you can watch a recording from the event here.