Thursday 17 November 2005 12.04pm
Asan active member of part of the Elephant Links, as designated founder of Supporters of the Elephant group (now being formed) I can tell you that it's going to be SMASHING and you will be thrilled that you moved here in time. It's going to take ten years, so be patient. The first "new housing" is being built in Wansey Street and there is the Oakmayne building behind the Shell station, these are all going to be part of the new housing for the Heygate Estate tenants who will be moved out slowly and their buildings demolished. The southern roundabout of the Elephant is being taken out early 2006 (watch out for traffic jams) to lengthen the Walworth Road
. The shopping centre not coming down till about 2010 because new shopping facilities must be created first. It's all very exciting and one of the greatest urban regeneration projects London has ever seen. If you want to see some material click onto www.southwark.gov.uk and look at the E&C site.