Park life is just capital

17th May 2017

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SOBEN have secured a contract on the massive Elephant and Castle regeneration scheme in London, that will transform one of the city’s most historic areas.

We will provide NRM-compliant Bills of Quantities for all works for the main contractor Lendlease Europe.

The project will see Soben working on a short billing period of seven weeks on a project that involves a number of high-rise blocks comprising 454 apartments and a shared podium of retail spaces on Park Promenade.

The tallest building is 25 storeys high, with eight homes per floor and residential amenities at level one.

The development sits within Elephant Park, which, together with the new Town Centre, is one of the two main “spines” of the £3 billion regeneration scheme that encompasses a further 15, smaller projects.

Together, they should, on completion by 2025, have delivered:

  • The largest new park created in central London in generations
  • A total of 5000 new homes,  at least 1650 of which will be affordable homes
  • A revitalised shopping district, clustered around a new town centre
  • A better road layout and cycle routes
  • A new entrance to the Northern Line underground station
  • New schools
  • Sports centres
  • Shops
  • Restaurants

The 28-acre Elephant Park is on the site of the former Heygate housing estate, and the new Town Centre will replace the Elephant and Castle shopping mall.

Work is already well under way at the site to the south of the Thames, which will provide almost 2,500 new homes between now and completion.

Lendlease are committed to ensuring that the development is one of the most environmentally sustainable urban regeneration projects in the world and they will reinvigorate the area with a number of new green spaces – retaining more than 100 mature trees and planting hundreds of new ones.

Elephant Park will include a combined heat and power plant, the Energy Hub, to enable the delivery of net zero-carbon heating and hot water to all the new homes.

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