View to the existing Skipton House on site at Elephant and Castle roundabout.

View to the existing Skipton House on site at Elephant and Castle roundabout.

CGI of the new development at 80 London Road, Elephant and Castle, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill SOM.

CGI of the new development at 80 London Road, Elephant and Castle, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill SOM.


Skipton House

80 London Road, London SE1 6LH
Elephant and Castle
Local Authority:
Mixed use

Description of Skipton House

Skipton House is a mixed-use development in Elephant & Castle, London SE1.

The development will create 490,000 sq ft of workspace with a flexible floor design that can accommodate both large and small businesses.

The building will have a triple-height garden on the 7th-floor with great views over London.


Stow redeveloped the existing 250,000 sq ft (23,225m2) landmark office building. It was pre-let to the Secretary of State for the Environment and later sold to London and Regional Properties.

2020 December - Plans designed by Piercy & Company are approved by Southwark Council.

2018 December - Planning application submitted for: Part retention, part demolition, reconfiguration and re-cladding of existing building and extension to create six additional storeys to accommodate office space (Use Class B1) at upper floor levels, a gym (Use Class D2) and flexible retail/commercial uses (Use Class A1/A2/A3) at ground floor level with associated cycle parking, landscaping, ancillary servicing and plant and all associated works. Architect: Piercy & Company. Southwark Council ref. no. 18/AP/4194.

2015 - Planning application submitted for: Demolition of the existing buildings and creation of 2 levels of basement (plus mezzanines) and the erection of buildings ranging from Ground Floor plus 7 to ground floor plus 39 stories (maximum building height of 146.3m AOD) comprising retail uses (Use Classes A1/A3/A4) at ground floor, multifunctional cultural space (Use Classes D1/D2/Sui Generis) and flexible retail/fitness space (Uses Classes A1/A3/A4 & D2) below ground, and office use (Use Class B1) and 421 residential units (Use Class C3) on upper levels, new landscaping and public realm, a publically accessible roof garden, ancillary servicing and plant, cycle parking and associated works. Architect: SOM. Planning consultant DP9. Southwark Council ref. no. 15/AP/5125.

Connected Companies

Structural Engineer:


The nearest tube, train and bus stations.
Elephant & Castle Underground Station
Bakerloo, Northern
Elephant & Castle / Newington Causeway - 1 min. walking / 36 metres
196, 344, 360, P5, 133, 136, 333, 343, 35, 45, 468, C10, N133, N343

News: (1)

Plans Approved

Southwark Council has approved plans for the redevelopment of Skipton House.

Architect Piercy & Company focused on sustainability and adaptive re-use, which led to the strategy of retaining six of the current seven-storey steelwork structure and using this to support a six-floor steel and cross-laminated timber extension.

The 280,000 sq ft uplift will add 490,000 sq ft of workspace to Elephant and Castle. The large work floors have been flexibly designed to accommodate both large and small businesses and there is a triple-height garden on the 7th floor with amazing views over London.

Stuart Piercy, Founding Director at Piercy & Company commented: “We designed the workspaces to be adaptable in terms of internal vertical connectivity and subdivision. We also worked to soften the distinction between tenant and landlord space so that tenants feel connected to the experience of the building as a whole. Workspaces are collected around the theatre like central atria, cascading stair, gardens and events spaces creating a campus atmosphere. There is a purposeful modesty to the architecture in terms of structure, palette and detailing, reflecting on the direction of workspaces in the face of dramatic changes in both behaviour and economics.”

Read more from

04/12/2020 18:56 by Buildington

*DISCLAIMER! Information on this page is for guidance only and remains subject to change. Buildington does not sell or let this property. For more information about this property please register your interest on the original website or get in touch with the Connected Companies.

New London developments on Buildington - monthly update