Consent granted for Elephant & Castle redevelopment
At the second time of asking Delancey has won Southwark Council’s approval for the demolition of the 50-year-old Elephant & Castle shopping centre in South London and its replacement with a mixed-use development. The mix of affordable housing has been amended since the first application was thrown out in January 2018 to include more council housing.
The proposals included:
• Around 170,000 sq ft of leisure, shops, restaurants
• up to 1,000 new homes for rent
• A new building for London College of Communication and University of the Arts London
• New Northern Line entrance and ticket hall and improved access to Elephant and Castle mainline railway station
• 2.5acres of high quality public realm
Delancey’s investment director Stafford Lancaster said: “Our proposals offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to deliver a new town centre for the area, with each of these elements dependent on being delivered together. This includes a modern transport system, and a commitment to maintaining the area’s unique and vibrant culture.
“The new town centre will include a range of high street and independent retailers, enhanced restaurant and leisure opportunities and much needed housing on a site where there is currently none. It is a huge relief to see the retention of LCC at Elephant and Castle, and upon completion to welcome the new headquarters for UAL to the area, bringing many more jobs.