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Around the Elephant

Southwark, London. Tue 16 Jan 2018



 The Old Vic from Waterloo Rd

 St George's Circus

 The Faraday Memorial substation, Elephant and Castle shopping centre and Strata

 

 The Shard can be seen between the buildings from the Elephant. 251 London towers above the Victorian Bakerloo Line terminus

 Metro Central Heights, built in the 1960s as Alexander Fleming House architect the Hungarian-born modernist Erno Goldfinger

 Everyone still thinks of the Elephan & Castle Shopping centre as pink, but it has been blue for around 10 years

 and it incorporates Hannibal House office block

 Elephant Park is the replacement for the demolished Heygate Estate. Southwark sold it well below market value to developers
 and many former residents were scattered to the fringes of London and beyond, with compensation for leaseholders a fraction
 of the price of comparable properties in the area. The council spent over 10 years running down the area and employed a PR
 company to help do so. If we had fair laws there would be many in jail.

 When opened in 1965 it was the first covered shopping mall in Europe

 

 Starta, the tall tower at left was a hands-down winner of the Carbuncle Cup for the worst building in the country

 One the Elephant was completed in 2016. It contains no affordable housing

 Many locals come to the Bingo Hall

 Southwark has a good claim to be the council with the most disastrous housing and redevelopment programme in the country.

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