• 28 March 2015

Elephant & Castle

Between now and 2025, the regeneration will deliver nearly 3,000 new energy efficient homes, 50 shops and restaurants and a brand new park that will help to restore nature in the heart of the city.

Local people will benefit from a dramatically improved physical environment with tree lined streets and high quality open spaces, while a number of features will be introduced, such as new pedestrian routes and cycle hire, to encourage people to be less reliant on their cars.

Waterman has worked with Lend Lease to put forward planning applications to develop three sites within Elephant and Castle. All three have received planning permission and demolition and construction work is well underway:

elephant_parkElephant Park

Formerly known as Heygate Masterplan, involves the creation of up to 2,469 new homes together with interlinked public spaces, retail outlets, leisure facilities, commercial space and a new park. Demolition works were completed in late 2014 with the development set to be delivered in five phases by 2025. Once completed, the new residential population and new employees to the site could contribute up to £37m of inward investment to the area annually.

The scheme is one of 18 founding projects from across the world to be part of a new environmental initiative – the Climate Positive Development Program. It is also one of ten low carbon zones identified by the Mayor of London tasked with local production of cleaner better value energy to fuel local households and businesses.

Trafalgar Place
Previously known as Phase One of the Heygate Regeneration, is located adjacent to Elephant Park and will provide 235 apartments and a new community cafe. Taking the lessons learnt from the site’s history, Trafalgar Place will deliver better connectivity and access, a safer and more active environment and a dynamic design that relates to the area’s existing architecture and uses. Construction is due for completion in Spring 2015.

one_the_elephantOne The Elephant
Which is formerly referred to as St Mary’s Residential, comprises an elegant 37-storey tower and four-storey pavilion that will deliver 284 apartments as well as high quality shops, restaurants and cafés together with offices at ground level. Construction is underway and due to be completed in Spring 2016.

With developments of this magnitude, understanding potential environmental impacts is of paramount importance. Waterman was commissioned to undertake Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs), drawing upon our extensive experience associated with urban renewal projects. Our specialists provided expert advice and assessments on air quality, noise and vibration issues, archaeology, ecology, ground conditions and contamination, as well as the process and procedure for EIA through our coordination role. We also prepared a Sustainability Statement to accompany the Heygate Masterplan application.

The process for each planning application identified measures and solutions where necessary to prevent, reduce or offset any potential negative environmental impacts, giving these developments the best possible chance of receiving planning permission.

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