University of the Arts London (UAL) has announced a new campus for London College of Communication to be built at the heart of the regeneration of Elephant & Castle town centre.
UAL has partnered with real estate investment and advisory company Delancey to deliver a new cutting-edge creative campus for the College within the Elephant & Castle town centre redevelopment proposals, which incorporate the shopping centre redevelopment and adjacent sites.
It builds upon a number of high-profile estates investments undertaken by UAL including a £65m regeneration of Camberwell College of Arts, the relocation of London College of Fashion to the Olympic Park at Stratford by 2020 and the completion of its Central Saint Martins campus in King’s Cross in 2011.
Initial proposals for the overall town centre project will be presented for consultation in the early summer and displayed at a public exhibition within the shopping centre. This will provide local stakeholders, businesses and community members with a platform to contribute to the evolving proposals, and meet some of the team that will be working on the project. The proposals sit alongside the first phase of the project at Elephant Road, which is under construction and due for completion in autumn 2016.
The Elephant & Castle town centre redevelopment is integral to Southwark’s wider regeneration plan, which includes the creation of a new pedestrianised town centre, market square, 5,000 new and replacement homes, approximately 500,000 square feet of retail and leisure space, an integrated public transport hub and five green spaces.
Carvil is assisting Delancey at Elephant & Castle providing it with public affairs services and leading the consultation on the planning application to deliver a new town centre there.