We previously told you all about Lendlease, a Construction company tackling head-on homophobic bullying in the workplace. Now we are here to tell you all about Highwood Gardens, an upcoming Lendlease project.
Introducing Highwood Gardens
This spring marks the launch of the first collection of homes at Highwood gardens, the latest chapter of Elephant Park which is at the heart of Lendlease’s Elephant & Castle regeneration project. Covering over 22 acres, Elephant Park will feature a major new park of almost two acres, for the whole community to enjoy.
Delivered by sustainable property and infrastructure group, Lendlease, Highwood Gardens comprises three buildings set around attractive courtyard gardens designed by leading landscape architects, Gillespies. The latest homes to launch are part of The Highwood, an elegant building enjoying some of the best views of the city’s skyline, comprising a total of 222 suites, one, two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses.
Combining the best of inner-city and outdoor living, each home at The Highwood includes a private terrace or balcony, with many overlooking landscaped gardens. The modern interiors feature open-plan living areas with kitchen, bathroom and floor finishes available in three contemporary options.
Residents of The Highwood will also enjoy convenient access to the West Grove Club, a residents’ clubhouse offering flexible spaces for working, socialising, exercise and relaxation. The West Grove Club includes 24-hour concierge, a fully-equipped gymnasium, communal spaces, and residents’ rooms suitable for all resident club evenings or individual bookings.
Elephant Park is set to be an attractive new green neighbourhood in zone one, comprising a vibrant hub of new homes, leisure, and entertainment and shopping facilities, with the luxury and convenience of a central London location.
Almost half (45%) of Elephant Park will be dedicated to new pedestrian friendly streets, parks and open spaces. As part of this, a wide selection of mature trees are being preserved in addition to significant new planting. Buildings will include their own green roofs, living walls and residents will also be able to enjoy their own communal grow gardens centred within each courtyard.
Located in zone one, Elephant & Castle was once known as the “Piccadilly of South London.” Highwood Gardens at Elephant Park has been inspired by the historical grandeur of the area, particularly during the late Victorian period. Employing rich materials which speak to the heritage of the site, the new neighbourhood has been designed by RIBA Stirling Prize winner, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, to seamlessly knit into the area’s existing fabric.
The Highwood has been designed to echo the rhythm of the Fibonacci sequence: a cumulative mathematical sequence often found in natural settings, such as the branching of trees, whereby each new section created is the sum of the two previous. In the case of The Highwood, each additional visual level of the façade is the size of the two levels preceding it. The fine detailing and accentuations are designed to build momentum from the ground floor and give a sense of acceleration as the eye moves up the building.
Rob Heasman, Lendlease’s Project Director for Elephant & Castle, said: “The launch of Highwood Gardens presents a fantastic opportunity to be part of the already thriving community at Elephant Park. At Highwood Gardens we are creating a place where the community will thrive: where residents will not only benefit from high-quality, energy efficient new homes, but also from a vibrant selection of shops, cafes, gardens and amenities right on their doorstep. We are committed to creating a new green heart in one of central London’s best connected destinations and we are delighted to be launching the next chapter of this extensive regeneration project.”
The current phase in development, West Grove at Elephant Park, comprises two courtyard neighbourhoods, bordering Walworth Road High Street and is made up of almost 600 homes, each individual in lifestyle and identity. Residents will also have access to a selection of grow gardens as well as the West Grove Club.
Working together with Southwark Council, Lendlease is set to deliver a total of nearly 3,000 homes as part of the wider regeneration of Elephant & Castle across 28 acres. Almost 2,500 of these homes will be delivered at Elephant Park and construction of 953 of these homes is already underway. Elephant Park will also introduce a vibrant central shopping street, and will include a variety of 50 new shops, restaurants, cafés and bars to the zone one location.
The first development within the Elephant & Castle regeneration project, Trafalgar Place, which is now fully occupied, achieved the “Mayor’s Award for Planning Excellence” at the 2016 London Planning Awards with Boris Johnson, and was also celebrated as London’s ‘Best New Place to Live’ at the London Planning Awards.
Work is also nearing completion at One The Elephant, a landmark 37-storey building consisting of 284 new homes with first residents due to move in this summer.
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 vibrant living 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 apartments at The Highwood are available from £540,000. For more information about The Highwood, please contact Lendlease on 0203 675 9955 or visit www.elephantpark.co.uk.