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Strata-bashing now getting a bit silly

Strata-bashing now getting a bit silly

Yes, it looks like a Philishave, and yes it’s getting a kicking from being nominated a Carbuncle – but the Standard’s article on the Strata being a bit warm is frankly a bit silly. Residents hit boiling point at the eco tower where turbines don’t turn | News: Resident Nathan Wheelhouse said: “When I left [...]

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Elephant and Castle’s Strata and the “aroma of boy-musk”

Elephant and Castle’s Strata and the “aroma of boy-musk”

We applaud BDOnline for the gloriously rude description of the Strata building in Elephant and Castle which has won – to the delight of all and sundry – this year’s Carbuncle Cup: What is it that makes BFLS’s Strata tower in Elephant & Castle so uniquely distressing? Certainly the pungent aroma of boy-musk that hangs [...]

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Elephant & Castle: LibDems refer deal to the District Auditor

Elephant & Castle: LibDems refer deal to the District Auditor

If you thought the interminable process of getting development moving at Elephant and Castle had been ended by last month’s signature of a deal between Southwark Council and LendLease, think again. Southwark’s LibDems will, according to councillor for East Dulwich James Barber, refer the deal to the District Auditor. James Barber | Elephant & Castle [...]

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Strata makes carbuncle shortlist

Strata makes carbuncle shortlist

The Strata tower in Elephant and Castle has made the shortlist of BC Magazine’s Carbuncle Cup, which we wrote about a couple of weeks back: Six in race for Carbuncle Cup | Features | Building Design: The Strata tower in Elephant & Castle, by BFLS (formerly Hamiltons) was nominated by The Georgian Group for its [...]

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Elephant & Castle: did they swap £26 mil for affordable housing?

Elephant & Castle: did they swap £26 mil for affordable housing?

It sounded like a fairly juicy full council meeting in Southwark last night, and SE1 has the details, including notes on a fierce debate on a last-minute LibDem motion that the new Labour administration has sold residents short by rushing through the deal with Lend Lease to develop the area. Elephant & Castle regeneration deal: [...]

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Elephant 21: a play in Elephant and Castle

This looks awesome: The Mayhem Company are putting on a play about the Elephant and Castle – inside Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre: Elephant 21 | The Mayhem Company | 07974 349 756: Elephant 21 – a play with one hundred lives – by Sarah May. All families have secrets…the Valentines are about to find [...]

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South London’s carbuncles

South London’s carbuncles

BDOnline’s annual Carbuncle Cup, in which people can nominate their ugliest buildings, has already unearthed three (count ‘em!) buildings in South London: the Westminster Bridge Park Plaza hotel, St George’s Wharf in Vauxhall and, of course, this: Nominate your Carbuncle | Features | Building Design: “The Georgian Group nominate the StrataTowerat Elephant & Castle – [...]

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Elephant and Castle plan greenlit

No real surprise, but the Elephant and Castle redevelopment plan has finally been given the g0-ahead: Southwark Council has given the go-ahead to transform a 170-acre site of Elephant and Castle, in a project which will take 15 years. The area’s red shopping centre will be demolished and the gyratory road system re-routed. It will [...]

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Filming the Cycle Superhighway

Nice video of someone cycling one of the new Cycle Superhighways through South London, in this case around Elephant and Castle.

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Strata opens for business

SE1.co.uk has a good piece on the opening of the Strata tower in Elephant and Castle, accompanied by some awesome pictures. There are 408 homes in the 43-storey tower designed by BFLS architects and developed by Canadian firm Brookfield, including 98 shared-ownership apartments managed by Family Mosaic. These are for first-time buyers in Southwark and [...]

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