The team behind the transformation

Lend Lease
Lend Lease has been creating successful communities across the world for over 50 years. As Southwark Council’s regeneration partner, our joint vision for One The Elephant is part of the wider regeneration plan to restore the area to its rightful place as one of London’s most well-connected and thriving residential quarters.

As always, we’ve put sustainability at the heart of everything we do, carefully considering every aspect of the regeneration – from homes, transport links, local amenities and the streets themselves, to green spaces, schools, shops and businesses. What’s more, we’re thinking about all of these from everyone’s perspective – young and old, the family, the individual and the community – so we can create a place where people want to live and work and feel proud to call home.

Southwark Council
A fairer future for Southwark is built on having strong and successful communities. Southwark Council is leading a massive programme of regeneration across the borough which will improve how we live, work and socialise from residents to young people and from businesses to developers. We are one of London's most dynamic boroughs with positive change happening rapidly everywhere you look. Some 40 per cent of Southwark is currently undergoing regeneration with developments valued at more than £4bn.

Our borough is one of immense diversity and we’re determined to unlock its potential through some of the largest and most ambitious regeneration projects in Europe. Working in partnership with Lend Lease, we’re determined that the Elephant & Castle regeneration programme will be a lynchpin in our plans to deliver high quality and affordable housing and in our vision to regenerate the borough as a whole.

Squire and Partners
Squire and Partners are an award-winning architectural practice who have been designing and executing buildings on key sites in London and internationally for over 35 years.  The practice’s approach to design assumes that every site has its own history, character and needs.  Derived from a sense of place, buildings respond to underlying themes of materiality, scale and proportion which are common to their locations, whilst revealing a commitment to contemporary design and detailing. 

Key residential projects include One Tower Bridge, masterplans for Chelsea Barracks and the Shell Centre, and The Knightsbridge Apartments.

Tara Bernerd & Partners
Tara Bernerd & Partners is an established interior architectural practice.  Founder Tara Bernerd works with an executive team of highly experienced architects and designers based out of their London Headquarters in Belgravia.  The focus for the practice is on the relevance of creative direction and interior design. Tara Bernerd & Partner’s portfolio continues to grow, working increasingly on a global platform, with projects in New York, Chicago, London, Hong Kong and Switzerland.
Tara Bernerd & Partners’ designs reflect intelligent space planning and layouts, whilst a strong use of texture and colour typifies their projects. With a more edgy approach Tara Bernerd & Partner's work is renowned for creating warmth and atmosphere. Whether the project is residential, a hotel or a restaurant, the practice is committed to making a difference through design.