Program: 360 mixed-tenure units
Client: Lend Lease
Phase: completed

South Gardens is the first phase of Lendlease’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, the completed first phase, has delivered 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 is a substantial amount of family housing and every home on the phase benefits from its own garden, terrace or balcony.

The rented and shared ownership elements of the scheme were developed by Lendlease for London and Quadrant, with the majority of these ground floor units being fully adapted for wheelchairs.

As a mark of Lendlease’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 with the client Lendlease’s own sustainability targets.