Program: 360 mixed-tenure units
Client: Lend Lease
Phase: under construction

South Gardens is the first phase of Lend Lease’s Elephant Park Masterplan, which is set to deliver almost 2,500 new homes, 50 new shops and restaurants and a brand new park that will help to restore nature into the heart of the city. South Gardens will deliver the first 360 new homes on the Masterplan across three plots. These plots comprise eight buildings, including three storey townhouses, seven to 10 storey mansion blocks, and a 16 storey tower. There will be substantial family housing and a quarter of the homes will be affordable, while every home on the phase will benefit from its own garden, terrace or balcony.

As a mark of Lend Lease’s commitment to sustainable building practices, Elephant Park is one of only 18 founding projects from across the world to be part of a new environmental initiative: the Climate Positive Development Program, which has been set-up by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. The program challenges the world’s greenest major urban regeneration projects to become models for large-scale cityscapes of the future. Elephant Park was the third of these 18 projects to reach ‘participant’ status, after submitting a comprehensive roadmap demonstrating how the project will be Climate Positive, or net carbon negative, by 2020.

South Gardens is designed to comply with Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 in accordance with Southwark Council and GLA planning policy, and the client Lend Lease’s own sustainability targets.