I'm a 5th year (= final year masters) architecture student at the Architectural Association
I'm developing a (for now unofficial) strategy that will run alongside the official Elephant & Castle Development Framework (DF) that aims to ease the massive social, economic, infrastructural and physical disruption caused by the DF
My strategy operates on the outer edge of the DF and is a combination of buildings, urban layouts, rules, timetables, social structures and so on.
I'm compiling a list of Elephant & Castle businesses / clubs / organisations / facilities used by local people that are being / going to be pushed out of the area by the DF
. I am using this list as an inventory for the buildings / structures etc that need to be included in my design.
My list currently covers all of the shops, cafes etc in the Shopping Centre and Castle House (including Castello's, now in Bermondsey), the shops and businesses / community support centres in the Heygate Estate along Rodney Road, Corsica Studios
and other businesses in the railway arches, the Market stalls around the Shopping Centre, the Heygate Drop-in Centre, the Heygate Tenants' Hall, playgrounds, church halls, the Leisure Centre, and so on.
I'm quite sure that I've missed important things off my list - particularly community support groups / organisations that use premises in the area that will be demolished.
Can anyone help me expand my list?