London SE1 community website

Elephant consultation launched

London SE1 website team

Plans outlining the possible massive improvements at the Elephant & Castle have gone on show.

The focus will cease to be the shopping centre and instead a traffic-free civic square on the site of the northern roundabout with shops and cafes will be the hub.

elephant consultation launch

Adjacent to the east will be a market square for stalls with a new park beyond. Buses will be barred from the very heart of the Elephant but London Road will run directly into Walworth Road with the proposed London Tram (if built) taking this new route.

elephant consultation launch

The scheme includes at least 4,200 new or replacement homes being built and, if funding is successful, also a leisure centre with a museum and library attached.

elephant consultation launch

elephant consultation launch

elephant consultation launch

The maps and model are on display on the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre's first floor on Monday 9 June and leaflets are available at libraries. The consultation period ends on Saturday 6 September and Southwark Council is due to announce the final plans in November.

The SE1 website is supported by people like you
We are part of
Independent Community News Network
Email newsletter

For the latest local news and events direct to your inbox every Monday, you need our weekly email newsletter SE1 Direct.

7,000+ locals read it every week. Can you afford to miss out?

Read the latest issue before signing up

News archive from February 1999 to January 2001
Got a story for us?
Contact us with your tip-offs and story ideas.