Southwark Council has pledged to build a new home for Crossway United Reformed Church, which faces relocation as part of the Heygate Estate regeneration programme.
This month the authority confirmed it would construct a new base for the church on the former site of the Castle Day Centre, behind Elephant & Castle’s landmark Strata Tower.
Southwark’s regeneration lead Councillor Fiona Colley said the church was a focus for a wide range of community groups in addition to being a place of worship.
"I am delighted that rather than simply buying out the church, we have instead taken the decision to relocate this important community facility to a new purpose built church at the heart of Elephant & Castle,” she said.
“It has taken time to find the right solution for Crossway and I would like to thank the congregation, the diocese and Minister Peter Stevenson for their positive approach to the negotiations and their continued commitment to the community."
A new website for the local community, which explains the council's plans for the regeneration of Old Kent Road, has been launched