481 homes (319 market rent and 165 affordable rent)
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.
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
NEW TOWN CENTRE TIMELINE FOR DEVELOPMENT
Phase 1 (Elephant Central) opens
Planning Permission granted by the London Borough of Southwark
Castle Square retail units completed for Traders to fit out
The shopping centre will close on Thursday 24th September at midnight
Opening of Castle Square, Elephant Arcade and Ash Avenue units on 25th September
Planned start of demolition of the existing shopping centre
Planned commencement of construction of the new town centre
Planned handover of new underground station structure for tunnelling and fitting out by Transport for London
Planned handover of the new university building to UAL for fitting out
Planned completion of the town centre retail and leisure for fitting out
Planned opening of new town centre
Planned opening of the new UAL : London College of Communications building
Phase 3 to commence with the demolition of the existing London College of Communications
Likely opening of the new Northern Line Entrance and Ticket Hall and commence decommissioning of the existing building
Completion of the remaining Phase 2 works on the area of the existing Northern Line Entrance and Ticket Hall
Phase 3 completion on the former site of London College of Communications
When the shopping centre closed on the 24th September the site was secured and Heras fencing was erected to clearly separate the building from the pavements which will remain open.
The current access route through the shopping centre is now closed from the overground station and pedestrians will follow the enhanced pavement route along Elephant Road for access between the Rail and Northern/Bakerloo Line Underground stations.
The deconstruction of all existing buildings will commence in October with the erection of a more substantial site hoarding. This hoarding will contain a number of dedicated vehicular access gates that will transition through 7 phases of deconstruction and construction.
Keltbray have been selected to undertake the demolition. They have extensive experience and specialist expertise in working on and around rail and underground infrastructure.
Multiplex are assisting to provide technical services to bring forward the construction, which is expected to commence in Q1 2021.
Both Keltbray and Multiplex pride themselves in providing first class community engagement, which includes ensuring a high level of communication during the ongoing construction activities. The aim being to minimise any impacts, keep the community informed and to be good and socially aware neighbours during the transition process. For the latest version of the Community Update newsletter please click here
In addition to the above, both Keltbray and Multiplex are highly motivated and focused on supporting local people with employment and upskilling. During the development, a number of opportunities will be created and these will include apprenticeships, new entrant positions, work experience placements and a variety of educational activities with local schools, colleges and universities. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.