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Friday 13 January 2012 7.43pm
Well, hopefully escalators will still happen -- lifts are not at all appropriate for a junction as large as Elephant.

Does anyone know if this project is about to start? I noticed that there have been some very recent changes to the construction fencing surrounding the site. Ideas?
Wednesday 29 February 2012 9.38pm
Apparently they are having trouble raising the capital from the banks. The banks have told them that they need to sign lease agreements with Sainsburys and other retailers, plus sell a certain number of flats before they will lend them any money.
The flats are up for grabs now if you have 400 grand to spare:
Saturday 14 July 2012 7.06pm
Just wondering why, after a rush of activity a while ago, all has gone quiet on the Oakmayne Plaza site on NKR by the Elephant. There are a number of other stalled projects too, such as the "Newington Triangle" between Newington Causeway and Borough Road and the old London Park Hotel site on Newington Butts. And yet all around the area, especially towards Blackfriars Road, there seems to be a new build actually happening every other week. It looks like the surroundings will be regenerated well before the actual Elephant the planning of which has been going on forever. I remember going to a meeting in 1997 when "visible change" was promised "within 3 years".
Saturday 14 July 2012 7.22pm
I am also perplexed Martinuco....

And in particular why the council was content for Elephant Park to be fenced off apparently forever for use as "messing" facility for the benefit of the development when it was used heavily by a local Latin American football league and a play area, something they didn't bother to find out or consult on, the decision having been taken in 2007. How long will we have to wait?

The only site notices say that Oakmayne consider themselves a "considerate developer". You couldn't make it up.
Sunday 15 July 2012 10.21pm
Fencing of the site to then do nothing has been appalling. It's hard to feel positive about the guys running this show when simple things like this are got so wrong.
Monday 16 July 2012 1.41pm
Oakmayne are from the old school of property developing. They don't pretend to listen to the community, they just don't even ask in the first place. Yes, people could still be enjoying Elephant Park and still playing football there on Sundays but walling it all off for the benefit of Oakmayne as they wait out the credit crisis was deemed better for all by The Council.
Sunday 2 December 2012 2.31pm
Written answer to a public question published in the papers for next week's Borough, Bankside and Walworth Community Council -

Southwark Council wrote:
The development of the site at 50 New kent Road [known as Tribecca Square] is now being managed by Delancey a specialist real estate and advisory company in partnership with Oakmayne properties who secured the planning consent for the site. Delancey are currently in the process of seeking to refinance this mixed use redevelopment which includes retail, residential, student and commercial uses including a 4 screen cinema. The project will also deliver the first phase of the much larger new public open space that will run east/west through the heygate site and which is part of the Lend Lease outline application. To facilitate the refinancing of the scheme the developers have been discharging pre commencement planning conditions and have amended the structural design and layout of the building to enable the scheme to incorporate a large retail unit on the groundfloor. The developer is in the process of completing a lease with Sainsbury's for this space. Securing funding continues to be challenging in the current financial environment. The council understands that the developer now expects to commence development early in the New Year. As part of continuing to help bring forward this regeneration project the council is discussing terms of the renewal for the site compound licence.

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Sunday 2 December 2012 11.36pm
Any word on who the cinema operator will be? I'm hoping Cineworld purely for the fact I have their Unlimited card, but I doubt they're interested in opening new sites with such a small number of screens (by modern standards).
Tuesday 4 December 2012 4.24am
Could be an interesting adddition to the Curzon or Picturehouse chains?
Wednesday 5 December 2012 6.43pm
williamn wrote:
Could be an interesting adddition to the Curzon or Picturehouse chains?

Now you mention it, Picturehouse sounds a likely candidate. I suspect Curzon would think it a bit too risky!
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