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Lend Lease submits plans for 360 new homes in Elephant & Castle

Lend Lease has submitted detailed plans for 360 new homes as part of its £1.5bn regeneration of Elephant & Castle in central London.

The planning application is for the first phase of development on the Heygate Estate, where Lend Lease plans to build 2,500 new homes over the next 15 years.

Earlier this year Southwark Council granted outline consent for the first 360 homes, including a 16-storey tower and individual three-storey houses.

The new homes, ranging from one to four-bedroom, will be built along the south-eastern part of the estate with priority given to larger family homes.

Lend Lease project director for Elephant & Castle Pascal Mittermaier hailed the planning application as “another major step forward in the ongoing transformation of this part of the capital”.

The new homes have been designed to exceed Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes and will feature cross-laminated timber to improve energy-efficiency, along with water-saving features and green roofs.

Construction of the first phase will create local job and training opportunities, including 20 apprenticeships, 38 short courses and 44 full-time jobs.

A planning decision for phase one is expected in early 2014, with construction due to begin in autumn 2014.

This year Lend Lease has also started work on One The Elephant, a 37-storey tower comprising 284 new homes, and Trafalgar Place, a 235-home development at Elephant & Castle.

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