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Old May 3rd, 2007, 01:51 AM   #1
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Elephant 1 | Elephant & Castle | 76m/61m/50m | 23/17/15 fl

3 additional towers for Elephant & Castle, part of the massive regeneration going on there.


Oakmayne Plaza West Tower

76m/23 storeys

As well as the hotel and residential element, this scheme contains a five screen art cinema, a retail element on the lower levels and new landscaping around the exterior.





Oakmayne Plaza North Tower

61m/17 storeys

Another residential development.





Oakmayne Plaza South Tower

50m/15 storeys

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They're a bit shorter than Multiplex and First Base, so haven't received much attention on here. However, the tallest is 76m which is still quite prominent for the area. Furthermore, groundwork is already getting underway.

Couple of recent pics, courtesy of Emma Louise on the SE1 forum -


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The hideous concrete block you can see in the background (Heygate Estate) will also be demolished -

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Old May 3rd, 2007, 01:58 AM   #2
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I quite like these, the big one has a very detailed and interesting cladding and the small one has an interesting shape.
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 09:44 AM   #3
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just what that area needs
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Are there any plans for some new open space in Elephant & Castle?
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 01:11 PM   #5
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I think the masterplan has a long pedestianised avenue of shops and cafes, and opening up of the unused churchyard as a bit of open space.
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I quite like these, the big one has a very detailed and interesting cladding and the small one has an interesting shape.
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 03:04 PM   #7
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Oakmayne Plaza looks very interesting. It is quite strange that posh developments (ie : those alongside Battersea Park or Paddington) are totally non descript whereas the ones for less wealthy residents are much better looking.
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Are there any plans for some new open space in Elephant & Castle?
There will be masses of open space, greenery, squares, public areas, new cafes and retail, etc. The whole area will be transformed - from a decaying conrete hellhole into a vibrant new part of Central London. It will be unrecognizable in 10 years.

In my opinion this is one of the best regeneration projects the capital has ever seen.

http://www.elephantandcastle.org.uk/


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This regeneration area will indeed be unrecognisable in 10 years' time, and it's a great project.

Don't forget though that this masterplan is only a concept at this stage; the Council will appoint a development partner soon, who will have their own ideas about the actual form of the redevelopment.

Things like Oakmayne, Castle House (Multiplex) and the Rogers tower on the Park Hotel site are not dependent on the Council's masterplan, however; these will go ahead in the shorter term regardless while the Council regen scheme is being planned.
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Another development planned nearby. The apartments have sold out, and construction is getting underway -

Vantage Metro Central

50m/16 storeys

http://www.vantage-metrocentral.com/content.asp


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This gives an idea of the location. Metro Central Heights is the white block of apartments at the bottom.

This tower will be the final development on the estate -





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Nice towers (interesting shapes) and an intrigueing regeneration project. It's great to see areas like this and Kings Cross being regenerated.
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This regeneration area will indeed be unrecognisable in 10 years' time, and it's a great project.

Don't forget though that this masterplan is only a concept at this stage; the Council will appoint a development partner soon, who will have their own ideas about the actual form of the redevelopment.

Things like Oakmayne, Castle House (Multiplex) and the Rogers tower on the Park Hotel site are not dependent on the Council's masterplan, however; these will go ahead in the shorter term regardless while the Council regen scheme is being planned.
In other words they`ll just ignore the masterplan! The great irony of British planning! no doubt we`ll end up without the park and a few high rise resi's dotted around the roundabout
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This is an old building, right?
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This is an old building, right?
Built in the early 60's, rennovated in 1997.
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^ Please tell me this is not being demolished! It must be the best of all Coucil blocks ever built! Large windows, Lots of interesting shapes....
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^ Please tell me this is not being demolished! It must be the best of all Coucil blocks ever built! Large windows, Lots of interesting shapes....
You can't be serious - it's hideous! A major eyesore in the area.

Bring on the wrecking ball and bulldozers I say.

(Edit: Heygate Estate will be demolished, not Metro Central)

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^ Please tell me this is not being demolished! It must be the best of all Coucil blocks ever built! Large windows, Lots of interesting shapes....
It is not being demolished....it is having an extention built next to it.It was originally an office block which stood empty for years,then converted into apartments.

I must say though that the rendering of the extention is a bit deceiving, as it looks like the new block is being built a fair distance away from the rest of the building.In reality, it will be very up close and personal to the other building(it is being built on the small car park).
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I'm trying to figure out wher ethe new block is going to go and am stumped.

I even took a walk down there last weekend and still couldn't tell where it was going to be built, the parcel of land to the right hand side of the existing block doesn't look big enough to hold it.

Maybe the rendering is taking a bit of license?
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^ YES! I love it No wonder its got big windows...I would kill for office size windows Thanks dfitzzz....it does look detached in that render
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