Southwark council has appointed a management team to co-ordinate the next phase of the £1.5bn Elephant & Castle redevelopment in south London.

Hornagold & Hills will act as programme manager with a brief to move the council’s development framework towards implementation.

This will involve creating a town centre with landmark buildings, civic spaces, parks, and education and leisure facilities. More than 5000 jobs will be created. There will also be 5300 new homes for residents of the unpopular Heygate estate.

In total the scheme will provide about 800,000 m2 of mixed-use development arranged around pedestrian streets and served by an improved mainline rail station, a new Northern line station and enhanced bus facilities.

Ken Shuttleworth’s architectural practice Make is working up the second phase of the masterplan.