This April marks the launch of Help to Buy homes at the heart of Elephant & Castle – comprising 25 one-bedroom apartments at South Gardens in Elephant Park. The newly launched collection represents the only new build Help to Buy homes currently available in Zone One.
Sustainable developer Lendlease is transforming the urban district by creating an attractive new green neighbourhood, with homes, leisure, retail, and acres of new open space for central London. Offering a helping hand onto the Zone One property ladder, buyers will have the chance to purchase a new-build home from £550,000, with a 5% deposit.
Moments away from main London attractions, landmarks and the City, Elephant Park’s Zone One location benefits from excellent transport connections across the capital. Residents will further benefit from leisure closer to home, with independent restaurants, to high-street coffee houses Pret à Manger right on their door step. These new retailers have already been joined by other local eateries within the area, including the crowdfunded Louie Louie and Mercato Metropolitano, that have decided to call Elephant & Castle home. Set amongst a new landscaped streetscape, park and high street, Elephant Park will be a location for all seasons.
A modern neighbourhood inspired by nature
Covering over 24 acres, Elephant Park will feature a major new park of almost two acres, for the whole community to enjoy. Almost half (45%) of Elephant Park will be dedicated to new pedestrian friendly streets, parks and open spaces.
Homes will be encompassed by mature trees and planting, interwoven through landscaped pathways that will open new routes and connections for all. Buildings will include green roofs and living walls, and residents will also be able to enjoy communal grow gardens centred within each courtyard – breathing a new green lease of life and energy into the capital.
Combining the best of inner-city and outdoor living, these spaciously sized (560 ft²) properties include a private balcony with bi-folding doors with access to landscaped gardens. The modern interiors feature open-plan living areas with kitchen, bathroom, separate utility area and contemporary features throughout.
Jonathan Emery, Lendlease’s Managing Director Property Europe, said: “The launch of Help to Buy offers a welcome helping hand on to the property ladder, in Zone One. We’re thrilled to be giving more people the opportunity to live in this new and exciting place.”
Creating the best places
Working together with Southwark Council, Lendlease is delivering a total of 3,000 homes as part of the wider regeneration of Elephant & Castle across 28 acres. The project will introduce a central shopping street, and will include a variety of 50 new shops, restaurants, cafés and bars to the Zone One location.
The first chapter, Trafalgar Place, is an award-winning development – acknowledged by the Mayor’s Award for Planning Excellence at the 2016 London Planning Awards by former Mayor of London Boris Johnson, and London’s ‘Best New Place to Live’ at the London Planning Awards - now fully occupied with residents enjoying the most of life at The Elephant.
Each stage of the Elephant Park regeneration has been carefully created to form flourishing green spaces, which set out to enhance and conserve the natural surroundings, making it unlike any other area in London’s central zones. Lendlease is committed to providing a rich environment for new and existing residents, complemented by new shops, offices, leisure and community facilities and vast amounts of open space, to create a thriving new community, and a place for people to live, work and enjoy.
The new Help to Buy apartments at South Gardens are available from £550,000, with just a 5% deposit of £27,500. For more information about these Help to Buy homes, please contact Lendlease on 0203 675 9955 or visit www.elephantpark.co.uk.