Elephant & Castle
- Client: Lend Lease
- Value: £3.3 million
- Location: Elephant & Castle, London
Lee Marley carried out the scaffolding and brickwork to this award winning scheme by DRMM Architects on the initial phase of the Elephant Park regeneration developed by Lend Lease on the former Heygate Estate in Elephant & Castle, London. Working on our first project for Lend Lease, Lee Marley was selected because of our experience in delivering multi-storey projects in confined urban areas. The design featured a multicoloured brick façade that graduated in both tone and colour from the ground up to the parapet.
In order to achieve this Lee Marley managed the careful selection and pre-packaging of multicoloured packs of bricks and a just in-time delivery solution to allow the seamless construction of the façade. A winner of the 2015 Brick Awards the judging panel described the project and its execution as “an exceptional piece of urban design on an intimate scale. Well-proportioned, demonstrating expert detailing and beautifully integrated with the landscape. The relationship to the surroundings are both sensitive and seamless with the neighbouring streets and buildings. This scheme creates an oasis amongst a chaotic urban context”. With one Judge stating “This scheme stands high above any residential development I have seen in recent years, with an extraordinary quality of detail. The project demonstrates the role that brick can play in making a place distinctive and out of the ordinary”.