Elephant Park

Elephant and Castle, London, UK

Elephant Park

A masterplan for the regeneration of the Heygate Estate in Elephant and Castle, south London, into a pioneering mixed-use scheme set within 11 acres of significantly enhanced public realm.

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The new masterplan will restore and transform Elephant & Castle into one of London’s most flourishing urban quarters, delivering around 3,000 new homes over the next 15 years. Gillespies is the public realm masterplanner for the regeneration of the overall site, as well as the public realm and landscape designer for several individual phases of Elephant Park and its new central park.

At the heart of the masterplan is a brand new community park that will help restore nature in the heart of the city, alongside a myriad of green spaces, playable spaces, new squares and the establishment of 10 new routes through the development, creating a safer and more open environment for pedestrians and cyclists.

The new green spaces and an extensive tree planting strategy will play a crucial part in mitigating the impacts of climate change and creating a healthy environment.