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Architects sought for Elephant & Castle regeneration

Lend Lease will launch a hunt for architects to help transform Elephant & Castle in South London.The first design contracts will be available next year

Yesterday (1 December) the developer finally signed an agreement with Southwark Council paving the way for a phased regeneration of the area.

A Lend Lease spokesman said: ‘We’re working out procurement at the moment, but we’ll definitely be going to the market. It’s very important for us to access all the creativity out there.’

The scheme has been split into six phases, with the first, the demolition of phase 1, due to start in February 2010. Detailed planning consent for phase 1 will be sought to be achieved by the end of April 2011.

Councillor Nick Stanton, leader of Southwark Council, said: ‘This decision paves the way for another important step on our journey to transform the Elephant and Castle, to create a new, successful and vibrant urban quarter for Southwark and London.’

Readers' comments (5)

  • Frankly a B-52 bomber would be more appropriate...

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    but that B52 bomber might also hit the 3 or 4 fab new buildings that have gone up in recent years- The Hamiltons Tower, The Tate & Hindle Flats to name but a few

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  • B-52 allright and then what?
    and by whom?
    I really hope that south London architects with their particular expertise will have a chance of participating in this regeneration....
    David hingamp -
    SE London architect.

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  • About time they do a regeneration. I pass Elaphant and castle daily and i must say i am pretty shock that it was allowed to get that bad. Now itchingto see what the Architect plans are

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  • Can Just Facades please stop making sycophantic comments. On this web site - its a tedious marketing ploy. The Hamiltons building with its 40mm shadow gaps is an abomination, as is the GZWG ona and the Spacecraft one etc etc...

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