Elephant and Castle

Facts about the regeneration

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By 2025, the regeneration in Elephant and Castle will deliver enormous benefits for the whole community.

Here are some facts and figures:

  • we're investing £3bn along with our partners
  • at least 1,650 of all new homes will be affordable
  • to date, 428 new homes at target rent have been completed in Elephant and Castle - completed new developments include Clarson House, Harper Road, Brandon Street, Royal Road and Library Street; a scheme for a further 84 units at Stead Street has recently started on site making a total of 512 units; planning consent exists for a over a hundred more units making a total programme of 600 plus
  • we're exploring other opportunities to provide new council homes at E&C as part of its direct delivery initiative for 11,000 units across the borough
  • over 5,000 new homes will be built - as families move to the area, new residents will be able to shop on the local high street and support the area's markets
  • the current shopping centre will be completely demolished, making way for a new, pedestrianised town centre and
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    market square; there will be 450,000 square feet of new retail space for shops and restaurants across Elephant
  • more than 6,000 construction jobs will be created on Heygate alone and more than £3m will go towards local employment, training and apprenticeship opportunities
  • there will be six new public squares and two new pocket parks built as part of the Heygate site as well as the largest new park in central London for 70 years
  • more than £240m will be invested in education and culture
  • a £20m, state-of-the-art leisure centre is currently under construction with swimming pools (which residents asked for
  • more than £140m will be invested in transport improvements, including the northern roundabout and a major upgrade to the Northern Line ticket hall - work to the southern roundabout has already completed, with subways filled in, making the
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    junction safer for pedestrians and cyclists
  • the Heygate is one of only 18 projects globally to be included in the Clinton Climate Positive Development programme for carbon positive development
  • around 40 per cent of the redeveloped Heygate site will be accessible to the public, opening up an area which has been isolated from the rest of the neighbourhood for 40 years
  • as part of our regeneration, a number of projects will work towards improving public health

Page last updated: 30 January 2020