Over 400 new homes outlined in Elephant vision

News Desk (08 October, 2015)

Proposals "will transform the gateway."

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A mammoth new development has been proposed for the Elephant and Castle roundabout as plans for 450 new homes go out to public consultation.

The Skipton House office block by the Bakerloo underground entrance on London Road is currently home to the Department of Health, but their contract expires next year.

At that point London & Regional Properties plan to ‘redevelop’ the block so it includes twice the amount of office space, 450 new homes and a publicly accessible roof top garden.

Skipton Street, which used to run through the site, would also be reinstated as part of the new development designed by architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.

Cllr Mark Williams, Southwark’s cabinet member for regeneration and new homes, trumpeted the plans, saying the development would “complement and enhance” the council’s vision for the new Elephant and Castle ‘town centre’.

“The proposals for Skipton House will transform the gateway into the London South Bank University, create new offices for local businesses, improve open and green spaces around the site and provide even more cultural amenities to the area to put Elephant and Castle firmly on the map,” he said.

A public exhibition showing the plans for Skipton House will take place over three days at London South Bank University’s Keyworth Centre in Keyworth Street on Thursday October 8 and Friday October 9 between 12noon and 7pm and Saturday October 10 between 10am and 4pm.

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