Elephant & Castle Regeneration

Lend Lease and Southwark Council working together to transform the area

Lend Lease

Our plans span 15 years in total, so a local young person who started school when the project began could still be in education by the time we have finished.

Many young people will grow up with the project. We want to make sure that young people are fully engaged with our plans and are able to benefit from them as much as possible. We are therefore working with a number of different primary and secondary schools, as well higher education institutions, on various different education projects.

If you work for a local education institution and would like to talk to us about working together, please email [email protected]

To find out more about some of our education projects, see below.


Do you work for a local education institution?

If you’d like to get involved then we’d love to talk to you about working together.

Please email [email protected]

Mapping The Elephant with The Architecture Foundation

‘Mapping the Elephant’ saw ten local young people with an interest in architecture and urban development take part in a special project to investigate Elephant & Castle’s urban landscape and the challenges it faces.

The project was run by The Architecture Foundation – a non-profit agency that advances architecture and urbanism to enrich life now and in future – and is provided the young participants with a fantastic opportunity to go on a comparative fieldtrip to Barcelona, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union, as well as take part in a series of creative workshops led by architects, artists, designers, and writers.

You can follow the project in a blog that was written by the young people themselves at www.mappingtheelephant.tumblr.com or visit www.architecturefoundation.org.uk


Make It Our Neighbourhood

Lend Lease is working with the The Glass-House and the Citizenship Foundation to support their ‘Make It Our Neighbourhood’ project. This project is aims to put young people at the centre for local regeneration, by developing an educational programme to be delivered in secondary schools that not only provides skills development but helps students learn more about the changes that are taking place in their local area.

We have been working with students from Sacred Heart Catholic School in Camberwell to engage them in our plans for Elephant & Castle. To find out more about the project visit The Glass-House website here.


Demolition Drawing Project

We worked with local artist and Director of Hotel Elephant, Reuben Powell, and a number of schools across the local area on an arts project to document the  demolition of the former Heygate Estate.

This engaged over 150 young people, who were given access to the site at different points in its demolition so that they could take drawings of the works taking place.

Read more about the project on our Elephant Park blog here.


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