Elephant Park, SE1

Elephant Park, SE1

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Lendlease
Ranked 21st out of 149 in South East London
4.38 (24 reviews) 4.38 (24 reviews)
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4.33
Facilities
4.50
Design
4.46
Location
4.25
Value
4.18
Management

Excellent

54%

Very Good

42%

Average

4%

Disappointing

0%

Very Poor

0%

A large-scale regeneration project in Elephant & Castle, Elephant Park by Lendlease is a mixed-use development which features 3,000 new homes alongside new shops, restaurants and cafes. It is the UK’s first climate-positive development, which includes an Energy Hub to provide net-zero carbon heat and hot water to all homes at Elephant Park.

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Plans to build with the community

Review Date Mar 2018

I was so impressed with the ethos of the Elephant Park developers and it is why I chose to move to South Gardens. Like so much of London communities are under seige from new developments and developers need to bring something new, support the community but also not lose the history of an area. I think it is right that these big developers who are making a lot of money out of the development are giving back and investing in community services. London does not need more of the haves and have nots living side by side but we need to create shared values and experiences.

I love that the developers have made a commitment to name all streets and buildings at Elephant Park based on suggestions from the local community. Examples on South Gardens include Bodley Way and Eider Street, which were both streets before the Heygate Estate went up and match very closely to the new streets that have now been built. The new buildings at Elephant Park have also been named based on community suggestions and the tallest building on South Gardens has been called Baldwin Point, after the famous herbalists on Walworth Road, G Baldwin & Co. Lendlease have also made a commitment to replace all trees that have to be uprooted by the works and plant more to increase the greener and green spaces being offered to the community.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

There are great local market and farmer markets, try east street market for buying all your fresh food

4
Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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A Sanctuary for the Mind and Body, Elephant Park is my Dream Home

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Review Date Jun 2018

Elephant Park encompasses all the main factors I looked for in a long term investment in central London. Firstly, the price was affordable for a high specification project set amidst a generous layout of green spaces with well planned amenities for everyone, young and old. The interior space, of my 3-room flat, in particular is very well designed and comes equipped with superior quality appliances and fittings, to ensure better reliability and durability. The communal areas too enjoy a high level of maintenance and upkeep, and with the upcoming opening of the Central Shopping Street, Elephant Park will undoubtedly become a residential landmark in Central London .. Hooray!

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The estate is large, so one need to assess the distance to the E&C Underground station and be comfortable with that..

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Good service, amenities, location and design factor

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Review Date Jun 2018

When I moved to Elephant Park we were very surprised at how smooth and speedy the transition was. The concierge and handover team helped us move in the furniture and showed us around, and this was very smooth and pleasant, unlike in many other projects.

Also, as a cyclist, I appreciated the emphasis on bike racks, and the close proximity to central London by bicycle. The quality of the interiors was also very impressive, for this price point.

So all in all we are very happy with the amenities, the location and the design factor. Cannot wait to see the shops open up one by one, and a full community comes into place at Elephant Park.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Maybe nearby food choices

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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Beautiful

Review Date Mar 2018

Our buiding is beautiful and the developer has done a fantastic job with ensuring the design fits in with other buildings. The thing I love the most is the size of the windows, there is so much light coming into the flat. We are still in a bit of a no mans land of development – so much building works going on – and a lot of the promised landscaping hasn’t been completed. That being said there are amazing places right on your doorstep – check out Mercato Metropolitano for an amazing atmostphere, food and great place to hang out with friends. It is a 25 minute walk to the river – Borough Market, London Bridge.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in: Without the landscaping promised completed it is quite a grey concrete city in the immediate area and I feel I have to walk away from home to see some of the beauty of London

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Without the landscaping promised completed it is quite a grey concrete city in the immediate area and I feel I have to walk away from home to see some of the beauty of London

3
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
4
Value
4
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Keep the local community

Review Date Mar 2018

Fingers crossed – we are just going through the process to apply for the help to buy at Elephant Park. I have grown up in the area but was feeling it would be impossible to buy here. The community is being affected by increasing property prices as more professionals move to the area who don’t care about their neighbours and the people living in their area. For me this is home and my parents and friends still live nearby. I think the government legislation making sure these new developments have to support locals looking to buy will ensure that Elephant Park don’t just become faceless blocks. Some buildings are completed but the main island has nothing built yet so some of the timelines on the website seem optimistic.

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
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Surprisingly Awful

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Review Date Jan 2021

I picked the development because of the location and amenities (resident’s gym and garden). The flat is also reasonable size and the decor is okay. However, the building seems to have been built haphazardly and fixtures are low quality. Moreover, the management is incredibly slow to act – we have dealt with a penetrating damp for almost 3 months. It caused huge swaths of mould to spring up on three bedroom walls, despite it being a new building! Despite incessant follow-ups, the management did not take the investigation seriously until two months after the initial report, forcing us to breath in fungal spores throughout the Lockdown. Turns out an upstairs neighbour’s washing machine was not installed properly, which caused a massive leak across 4 floors. Once diagnosed it was fixed in 2 days.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

The development is nice and well-connected. The ground floor has various restaurants and cafes, multiple grocery shops are within a 15 minute walk.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Difficult to park around the building, arrange paring on move-in/ move-out date.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

Do not rent with Benham & Reeves, did not full their contractual obligations (did not provide adequate information about the property, did not provide promised furniture).

5
Facilities
3
Design
4
Location
3
Value
1
Management
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Great apartment in Zone 1 limit

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Review Date May 2019

The development is in a great location, excellent connection to Central London (30 min walk to Bank or Piccadilly Circus), well connected by public transport. The quality of the apartments is good, as they were built in 2016. Overall I am enjoying living here. The only thing I dislike is that the balcony is in a busy intersection and tends to be noisy (ambulances, police, motorbikes..).

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Walk to Central London

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

If buying the apartment for the view, take into account how much is being built in the area.

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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Fantastic design and value for money

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Review Date Jun 2018

I am surprisingly delighted by Elephant Park’s design features, and its adherence to the eco / green philosophy it marketed itself by. In most cases, developers only pay lip service, but this was legit.
One of my favourite features is the South Garden green area, and the fact that the gym overlooks the gardens. It makes for a very tranquil exercise experience.
Also, the lady from Lendlease that helped us move in, showing us the amenities, was very helpful.

All in all, a very surprisingly positive experience, and value for money for this location!

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Wish we knew the gym size

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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A lovely place to live!

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Review Date Oct 2018

Overall a very nice development, lots of green space and doesn’t feel too new. The developer are still on site and generally helpful although some standards (e.g planting) have deteriorated since the development opened. The neighbors are great, and there is a lovely social feel.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

So close to everywhere! Walking distance into town. Still some areas of building site so lots of road closures etc.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

The awsome diverse food shops on Walworth road

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
3
Value
4
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Good development

Review Date Nov 2020

Good building management, concierge is helpful and 24/7, but doesn’t provide printing services. Public areas such as hallways and the garden are are cleaned and maintained regularly. Design is modern and efficient. Enough but not too much security presence.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Good transport links, close to tube station. Still developing the area in terms of shops and facilities but there are local coffee shops, barbers etc.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Some younger residents like to party at night.

What is the best feature of your home:

I like that my home had a modern design, including modern kitchen equipment.

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Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
5
Value
4
Management
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