Planning sought for first scheme in Elephant and Castle regeneration
Lend Lease seeks approval for 37-storey residential tower to Code level 4
Lend Lease has applied for detailed planning approval to develop a sustainable 37-storey residential tower as the first project in its regeneration of London’s Elephant and Castle. The 284-unit tower planned for the 0.56ha St Mary’s site will be the tallest residential tower designed to level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes to date.
Designed by Squire & Partners, the development will comprise the 37-storey tower plus an adjoining four-storey pavilion with a residents’ roof garden and 7,000 sq ft of ground floor shops, restaurants and creative business space. Sustainable living will be achieved through the inclusion of such features as: outdoor living space for every apartment; drainage systems that re-use rainwater for landscaping and water features; ventilation to provide clean air inside homes; and latest technologies to supply clean and efficient energy, water and power.
The St Mary’s site forms part of the £1.5 billion regeneration of Elephant and Castle, which the property and infrastructure company is delivering in partnership with Southwark Council. Rob Deck, Lend Lease’s Elephant and Castle project director, said: “We will create a place which has not only high-quality homes and impressive design and architecture, but which also enables residents to reduce their carbon footprint and live in a healthy environment where they interact in community gardens and spaces.”
A decision is expected from the planning committee later this year and the developer aims to start construction mid-2013.