Description of Elephant and Castle Town Centre
Elephant and Castle Town Centre is a mixed-use development on the site of the former shopping centre in London SE1.
The scheme will create a new town centre for Elephant and Castle with excellent transport links, first class shopping, new homes to rent, enhanced public spaces and cultural offerings, alongside a new cutting-edge campus for UAL's London College of Communication.
Phase 1 - 374 new homes for rent alongside 278 student units, across three buildings. The residential offer is complemented by a new Sainsbury’s supermarket and enhanced leisure and outside space. Phase 1 is being delivered in a venture with APG and Qatari Diar.
Phase 2 - Comprehensive redevelopment of the Elephant and Castle shopping centre into a new town centre that serves as the hub and focal point of the local community. Alongside a range of retailers, there will be more homes to rent, enhanced restaurant and leisure opportunities and a new cutting-edge university campus for London College of Communication. This will sit alongside a new Northern line tube entrance and tickethall and will connect the new Elephant and Castle town centre with the wider developments underway in the area. Phase 2 will be delivered in a joint venture with APG.
2020 October - Keltbray took possession of the site on 12th October 2020.
2020 September - The Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre closes after 55 years.
2017 October - Planning application submitted for: Phased, mixed-use redevelopment of the existing Elephant and Castle shopping centre and London College of Communication sites comprising the demolition of all existing buildings and structures and redevelopment to comprise buildings ranging in height from single storey to 34 storeys (with a maximum building height of 124.5m AOD) above multi-level and single basements, to provide a range of uses including 979 residential units (use class C3), retail (use Class A1-A4), office (Use Class B1), Education (use class D1), assembly and leisure (use class D2) and a new station entrance and station box for use as a London underground operational railway station; means of access, public realm and landscaping works, parking and cycle storage provision, plant and servicing areas, and a range of other associated and ancillary works and structures. London Borough of Southwark ref. no 16/AP/4458 southwark.gov.uk.