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Work Begins On Elephants Latest Tower

Groundwork is beginning on what will be the next tower in London's Elephant and Castle.

Named One The Elephant, the scheme has been designed by Squire and Partners for the St Mary's site. Rising to 124 metres in height, the 37-storey tower will contain 254 new apartments. Attached to the scheme is also a second residential building of four storeys with an additional thirty homes.

Apartments range from studio size to three bedrooms, particularly for the penthouses, with all interior décor done by Tara Bernerd & Partners.

Residents with green fingers will be able to enjoy the planned green roof on the top of the pavilion building by growing their own fruit and vegetables in the communal garden. The first floor also has a function room that residents will be able to hire out if they wish to throw a large party.

Every single apartment within the project will have its own cycling space, and for the first three years of residence everyone will be signed up for free to a communal car sharing scheme.

At the base of the scheme will be a new £20 million leisure centre constructed in lieu of affordable housing. This will provide a six lane 25-metre long swimming pool, a learner pool, a quartet of sports courts, a gym, two exercise studios, a cycling studio, plus a community café and crèche.

The scheme is being developed by Lend Lease who are aiming for a 2015 for the project. Once completed it will be the second 100 metre plus tower in the area after the love-it/hate-it Strata.

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