Developer Delancey’s plans include an integrated campus for London College of Communication (LCC), part of University of Arts London (UAL), along with a 1,000-seat cinema complex, shops and flats.
The proposed masterplan by Allies & Morrison aims to revive Elephant & Castle as ‘the Piccadilly of the south’, with shopping, bars and restaurants. It also includes more than 1,000 new homes.
Incorporating the redevelopment of the existing Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre and the adjacent LCC site, the plans also feature the creation of 60,000 sq ft of offices for UAL staff plus 12 units for start-up businesses.
Initial proposals for the scheme were first put on public display in July 2015. Three quarters of respondents supported the proposals, Delancey said, and feedback has been considered in the revised plans, which are now being put to further consultation.
The Elephant & Castle Town Centre development, as it is called, is part of a wider £3bn regeneration. It is the second phase of Delancey’s work in the area, following the completion of a residential and retail development on Elephant Road.