Lend Lease has submitted detailed plans to build 360 new homes as part of its massive Heygate Estate development in Elephant and Castle

Heygate Estate - Lend Lease

Heygate Estate - Lend Lease

The £1.5bn project represents the first phase of the Heygate masterplan, which will lead to 2,500 new homes over the next 15 years.

The scheme received outline planning permission earlier this year.

The new homes will showcase sustainable building practices like cross-laminated timber, aiming for Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.

The company expects to receive permission in early 2014, with construction commencing next autumn.

Alongside 44 new full-time jobs, the company expects to also offer 20 apprenticeships and 38 short courses.

The architects for the first phase are Maccreanor Lavington Architects and public realm designers are Gillespies.

Pascal Mittermaier, Lend Lease’s project director for Elephant & Castle, said: “Today’s submission is another major step forward in the ongoing transformation of this part of the capital and demonstrates that Elephant & Castle is now well on its way to becoming one of the most well connected, sustainable and desirable places to live in Central London.”