West Grove, Elephant Park

London, Southwark. 2019

  • Project Details
  • Completion: 2019
  • Clients: Lendlease

West Grove is the second phase of Lendlease’s Elephant Park regeneration project, which sits of the site of the former Heygate Estate. The site is located on the junction of Walworth Road and Heygate Street in Elephant & Castle. Highwood Gardens is a plot that consists of three buildings containing homes of a mix of different tenures, linked by a one storey podium containing residential amenity spaces and retail units. The Highwood is a 31 storey tower, the tallest building on the masterplan containing 222 homes. The building is to be constructed from Anodised Aluminium unitised façade panels. The design of the façade includes deep feature fins of natural anodised aluminium creating an overall framework within which sit triangular profiled bronze anodised aluminium panels. The top of the tower is lightened through the introduction of pergola, forming a crown to the top of the building. Highwood Garden Terrace is a ten storey Mansion style building containing 99 homes. The building form is terraced creating generous terrace spaces and distinctive gables at either end of Sayer Street – a new high street for Elephant & Castle. The building is formed of a regular red brick grid with playfully arranged glazed terracotta infills. The terracotta colours gradate from a buff to dark red from south to north, inspired by the local architectural palette. A shared residential amenity space is provided at the West Grove Club located between the Highwood and Highwood Garden Terrace. This includes a 24 hour concierge, lounge and café area, resident’s room and gym with links to the shared courtyard space.

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