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Old September 20th, 2012, 11:15 PM   #1
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LONDON | Elephant & Castle Redevelopment

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Elephant and Castle is undergoing a major redevelopment budgeted at £1.5 billion.

Some of the developments include:
London Park Hotel Residential Tower
Castle House (a.k.a. Strata)
Oakmayne Plaza
The Vantage (part of Metro Central Heights)
The conversion of the northern roundabout into a public square

Buildings to be demolished:
Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre
Hannibal House
Heygate Estate

Buildings whose fates are unknown:
London College of Communication
Draper House
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Old September 20th, 2012, 11:15 PM   #2
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The outline planning docs are finally showing on the Southwark planning website.

Not much new. Lots of big square plots with buildigs of various heights, similar to the Olympic village except with a lot more towers. A nice big park with lots cafe a restaurants facing on to it. Towards Walworth road some bi retail units with a second shared pace street for smaller units. If the get the right tenants it could be very nice.


























Also the got various practices to submit design ideas for each block after following the design guide. Again similar to the Olympic village.

If they build this fairly quickly and don't wimp out over the designs then it could be quite nice.















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Old October 21st, 2012, 01:38 PM   #3
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Another burden for taxpayer.
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Old October 21st, 2012, 10:39 PM   #4
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Another burden for taxpayer.
The present Elephant & Castle is more of a burden than a redeveloped, renewed, productive E&C.
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 09:13 AM   #5
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 02:19 PM   #6
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I think this plan looks great.

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Another burden for taxpayer.
How?

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Maybe an explanation would help instead of just an emoticon don't you think?
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Old October 24th, 2012, 10:16 PM   #7
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There's some pretty weird uninformed trolling going on in this thread

It's worth pointing out that the plans above are for the redevelopment of just one council estate in the area (Heygate Estate). The estate has been emptied out prior to demolition early 2013, it is characterised by four enormous barrier blocks marking the boundaries of the estate, with lower rise blocks in the middle.

Here's a current street view of the north-west corner of the site with two of the barrier blocks visible



I pass here every day, as much as I have a fondness for brutalist tower blocks, the way these loom over New Kent Road is really quite oppressive
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Old November 9th, 2012, 10:54 PM   #8
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Another burden for taxpayer.
Another burden for tax payers that will probably end up producing some good dividends for the local economy in the mid to long term.

I like the project!
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Old November 11th, 2012, 09:13 AM   #9
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Some good plans there, it looks to be a good solid development which will definatly revitalise the area. Are there any renders for the shopping centre site and the restructuring of the road layout and multiple subways nearby?
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Old November 11th, 2012, 11:22 PM   #10
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Another burden for tax payers that will probably end up producing some good dividends for the local economy in the mid to long term.

I like the project!
And it's private money redeveloping the Heygate Estate... which is incidentally a huge burden on the taxpayer currently as it's sat empty but needs to be maintained for health & safety reasons (e.g. lighting).
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Old November 14th, 2012, 10:15 PM   #11
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How many of the brutalist blocks are yet to be demolished? Are those two the only ones left?

I like brutalist blocks when they are maintained properly only. Although it would be good to add a slight bit of postmodernism to this already grey looking area, as they are doing here. Just a bit, though.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 05:24 PM   #12
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looks like a good plan.
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Old November 16th, 2012, 02:34 PM   #13
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Human scale and nice midrises. Will have a nice density would love to see something like this in my city...
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Old November 17th, 2012, 11:48 PM   #14
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nice area ^
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Old November 20th, 2012, 09:02 AM   #15
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Nothing wrong with some brutalness, but yes, these buildings are quite depressing.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 03:40 PM   #16
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Old April 27th, 2013, 12:19 PM   #17
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How many of the brutalist blocks are yet to be demolished? Are those two the only ones left?

I like brutalist blocks when they are maintained properly only. Although it would be good to add a slight bit of postmodernism to this already grey looking area, as they are doing here. Just a bit, though.
Nothing's been demolished in the main body of the estate yet, there's some residents in the low rise blocks who won't move out.

Here's a load of photos I took in November showing how it is currently, quite an eerie place and must be a weird place to live:

First up a pano from the mainline station... stitching went a tiny bit skewiff, might try again with a tripod























There was a solitary shop premises open still, serving as a church



All the high level walkways are now impassable









Heygate Street aligns perfectly with St Georges Wharf Tower in the distance























































Squatters seem to be tending allotments in the midst of the decay and garffiti... A sort of ****ed up Good Life





































































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Old April 28th, 2013, 03:24 PM   #18
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I'm guessing those pictures are pre-renewal?
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Old April 28th, 2013, 04:39 PM   #19
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I'm guessing those pictures are pre-renewal?
I'm guessing you're taking the piss?
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Old May 4th, 2013, 02:59 AM   #20
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very large residential buildings....
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