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Latest wave of Elephant and Castle schemes revealed - images

These are the first images of a new wave of replacement housing schemes in the heart of the massive Elephant and Castle regeneration zone in south London.

Southwark Council has chosen six practices from its panel of 16 up-and-coming architects to mastermind the new projects which will house residents of the soon-to-be-demolished 1960s Heygate estate.

London-based Metaphorm Architecture and Design has been given the scheme in Brandon Street ( pictured above), while Sarah Wigglesworth will design a replacement for Prospect House and Featherstone Architects is to draw up plans for Leroy Street.

Developments in Pocock Street, Harper Road and Welsford Street will be handled by KWK Architects, Haworth Tompkins Architects and Loates Taylor Shannon Architects respectively.

Among the other firms still hoping to be handed one of the remaining eight projects are AOC, Glas Architects, Niall McLaughlin Architects, s333, Panter Hudspith Architects, Proctor and Matthews, Cartwright Pickard Architects and Riches Hawley Mikhail Architects.

Chris Horn, the Elephant and Castle development director, said: 'By selecting young, up-and-coming architects to design the new homes we are aiming to create delightful new buildings that reflect the spirit and vitality of Southwark.

'We already have selected design teams for the next six sites and eight more will be appointed in July, so you can expect to see some more wonderful buildings over the next three years.'

by Richard Waite

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