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AHMM and Panter Hudspith win planning for new Heygate homes

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Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) and Panter Hudspith Architects (PHA) have won permission for this 593-home scheme in the Elephant and Castle, south London

The West Grove scheme for Lend Lease forms the second phase of the developer’s £1.5billion Elephant Park masterplan for 2,500 homes on the former Heygate Estate in Elephant and Castle by 2025.

The masterplan includes four areas, West Grove, South Gardens, Trafalgar Place and Elephant Park. The scheme, which was approved by Southwark Council, covers the two sites either side of Heygate Street and along Walworth Road.

Plans for West Grove include 4,000m² of shopping space and a 31-storey tower. The homes have been designed to exceed Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes and features green roofs and green walls.

Lend Lease already has two other residential developments in construction in the area: One The Elephant – a 37-storey tower comprising 284 new homes – and Trafalgar Place – a 235-unit development.

Rob Heasman, Lend Lease’s project director for Elephant & Castle, said: ‘As we seek to re-establish Elephant & Castle as London’s most exciting new place to live, this latest phase of new homes and retail space adds to the considerable momentum we are now building.

‘With our focus now very much on delivery, these 600 homes, together with the creation of a brand new local shopping street represent our biggest phase to date.’

Construction of the new homes will begin in spring 2015.

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