KCA architects were appointed by Alumno to design a mixed-use scheme for student housing with a new creative business quarter located in Elephant & Castle.
The scheme contributes to the proposed regeneration of Elephant & Castle with a dynamic design and the creation of a new public promenade. Business incubation units for graduates of the University of the Arts London are along with shops and cafes in the converted railway arches. Student accommodation is provided for 224 students above podium level.
The development is designed to achieve an Excellent BREEAM rating using an on site CHP and environmentally friendly materials, and by improving the local biodiversity with new green and brown roofs.
"A stunning victory after extra time! We are extremely grateful to all the support, advice and encouragement given to us. It was an all-round great team effort." David Campbell, MD of Alumno Developments