Elephant & Castle

Waterman worked with Lend Lease to put forward planning applications to develop three areas of the £3 billion Elephant & Castle regeneration project.


Project Services
  • Client

    Lend Lease

  • Architect

    Make, DMRR, Squire & Partners

Two applications were associated with the former residential Heygate Estate:

  • Elephant Park comprising over 2,400 new homes, 50 new shops and restaurants and a new park – currently under construction;
  • Trafalgar Place comprising 235 new homes and a community café, which is already complete.

The third application related to the site of the former Elephant & Castle Leisure Centre: One The Elephant, comprising a landmark 37-storey development including 284 new homes, which is already complete.

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Sustainability Services

Waterman provided advice on the necessary components of the outline planning application for Elephant Park to allow for a legally watertight, yet commercially flexible planning permission.

Environmental challenges included:

  • Transport and access issues from both construction activities and once occupiers are using the developments;
  • The potential for contamination beneath the sites;
  • The presence of historic Roman ditches adjacent to part of the site;
  • The potential for adverse wind conditions and the availability of suitable sunlight and daylight within adjacent properties and the new apartments;
  • Minimising any effects on the Grade II listed Metropolitan Tabernacle building to the north of the ‘One The Elephant’ site and also ensuring there was no significant impact on views from the Serpentine Bridge in Hyde Park towards the palace of Westminster.

Waterman provided the following services:

  • Acoustics, Noise & Vibration
  • Air Quality
  • Archaeology & Built Heritage
  • Contaminated Land Assessment & Remediation
  • Ecology
  • EIA
  • Sustainability Assessments

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