Elephant and Castle.

London, UK

David Matthews, Partner at Hoare Lea

Project Lead:
David Matthews

A brand new town centre.

The Elephant and Castle is one of central London’s largest regeneration projects.

Incorporating 1,000 apartments, retail, restaurant and leisure facilities, along with a new cutting-edge campus for London College of Communication with exhibition and cultural spaces – it’s set to be a brand new town centre for the capital.

Excellent transportation links to the area are integral to its success. Two underground and a mainline rail station, 28 bus routes, excellent road connections and one of London’s first Cycle Superhighways will ensure the development is easily accessed. It also connects to another major redevelopment site: King’s Cross – which we have also been heavily involved in.

Capital constraints.

This highly technical and challenging project involved working in a constrained site, with a major road, tube stations and tunnels, and train lines all in close proximity. Our client was keen that the development embraced the multi-cultural ethos of the area – bringing the already established community closer together by creating new a space for people to use.

In the mix.

This was a fantastic project to utilise and bring together almost every aspect of our business. We drew on the design expertise many of our sectors specialists – from retail and workplace to residential and leisure. We designed collaboratively across the specialist groups within the firm. Co-ordinating under one banner we can create holistic and complimentary solutions that really delivered across the spatial and time constraints.

Key Figures
1000 new apartments
2 new underground stations
28 new bus routes