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huge new park for Heygate?
award for printworks a former printworks on Amelia Street in Southwark has won apartment building of the year in the Daily Telegraph’s British Homes Awards 2011. The mixed-tenure building is designed by Glenn Howells Architects and developed by the Homes and Communities Agency. Printworks is making a substantial contribution to the regeneration of the Elephant and Castle. It provides the affordable homes that key workers need alongside private for sale and socially rented homes owned by housing associations. The nine-storey block with offices on the ground floor has a landscaped courtyard to the rear, providing a tranquil green space for residents. Glenn Howells was also commended in the architect of the year category. 10 issue 8 winter 2011/12
Southwark council and its development partner Lend Lease are consulting local people on the masterplan for the latest phase of the Elephant and Castle’s Heygate Estate. The proposal would create central London’s largest new park in over 70 years, incorporating mature trees and delivering at least 1.3ha of public open space at the heart of the renewed Elephant and Castle district. The masterplan would create a thriving, safe and sustainable urban quarter in London’s Zone 1, with its excellent transport connections. The development replacing the Heygate Estate will provide approximately 2,800 homes in a mix of tenures, with workspace and offices of 4650sq m and shops, restaurants, bars and community space of up to 14,000sq m, all set in high quality public realm. The Heygate’s demolition began in summer 2011, with 98 of 1,212 homes taken down, the first stage in the total redevelopment of the 9.3-ha site. Demolition costing £16 million will be undertaken for the final two phases over the next few years. Lend Lease plan to submit an outline planning application for the masterplan in spring 2012.