A development in Elephant and Castle has been awarded for its design and contribution to the area.
Trafalgar Place, the first phase of Lendlease’s £2.3 billion Elephant Park regeneration project, was crowned development of the year at the 2016 Sunday Times British Homes Awards.
A panel of designers, developers and industry experts awarded the scheme for its “positive aesthetic architectural contribution within its immediate environs”, its external and internal design, layout, landscaping and the provision of services and communal amenities. It was hailed by the panel as a “promising glimpse of things to come” at Elephant Park.
Trafalgar Place was completed in summer 2015 and comprises 235 homes, 25% of which were allocated as affordable. Properties are now fully occupied.
Along with Trafalgar Place, the 11.33-ha Elephant Park scheme includes South Gardens and West Grove. It is expected to deliver almost 3,000 homes, more than 50 shops and restaurants and a new park by 2025.
The next phase scheduled for completion, South Gardens, will provide 360 new homes, with 25% reserved for affordable housing. It will open later this year.
The Sunday Times British Homes Awards marked the end of a successful year for Trafalgar Place, which also secured ‘Best New Place to Live’ at the Mayor’s Award for Planning Excellence at the 2016 London Planning Awards, as well as making it to the final six out of more than 500 schemes entered for the RIBA Stirling Prize.
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