Thursday 18 August 2011 8.57pm
Hi - that's the Heygate Estate, which is the focus of the much-delayed Elephant & Castle regeneration. In essence, Southwark Council
is selling the estate to Australian developer Lend Lease.
Behind the long solid block along New Kent Road
the centre of the estate is actually very green with dozens of mature trees which are the focus of the E&C Urban Forest
campaign - many of these trees will be felled as part of the redevelopment.
The new development will have a higher density of housing than what's there now, but will include more open spaces and hopefully be less monolithic.
for a recent interview with the developer.