Elephant & Castle Regeneration

Lend Lease and Southwark Council working together to transform the area

Lend Lease

Our regeneration plans for Elephant & Castle are set to create thousands of job opportunities and we are investing heavily to ensure that as many of these as possible go to local people.

We will deliver:

  • 5,000 construction jobs
  • 1,000 jobs in the completed development
  • Over £2.5 million invested in local employment and training
  • Approximately 100 NVQs/apprenticeships for local people


Are you looking for work?

Call Southwark Works on 0800 052 0540, email [email protected], or visit Unit 239, Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, London, SE1 6TE.

Jobs for local people

The organisation tasked with ensuring that local people gain employment on our sites is Be Onsite, an award-winning national not-for-profit company established by Lend Lease.

If you are looking for work and can show commitment and motivation, then please get in contact with Be Onsite’s partner Southwark Works who will provide you with advice and support to access the jobs and training opportunities we have available.

We are already making progress and so far have got 322 Southwark residents into work on our sites, of which over 147 were previously unemployed.



About Be Onsite

Be Onsite’s comprehensive and inclusive selection procedure focuses on matching local people to real jobs on site and helps individuals to understand what will be expected of them in both training and eventual employment.

Be Onsite look for people who may not necessarily have a high level of academic achievement or experience but who show a keenness and desire to develop a career in the construction industry. Once in employment they provide tailored pastoral support alongside specific training directly relevant to the job on offer.

Designed to meet the specific needs of the property industry, Be Onsite trains and employs a hugely diverse group of individuals, transforming lives and regenerating communities. They help tackle the poverty and disadvantage that blights some of our most deprived areas by generating growth and employment. For further information please visit: www.beonsite.org.uk


The Elephant Effect

  • We are concentrating on getting previously unemployed local people into work for at least six months so that they are more likely to break the cycle of unemployment.
  • All workers on our sites will be paid at least the London Living Wage

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