Elephant & Castle to benefit from £4bn makeover fund

Elephant & Castle, in southeast London, is set to benefit from a £4bn fund which will see regeneration of many of the city’s run-down areas.

The notorious gyratory will be getting a makeover, along with many other areas of the city, and will feature green space and a two-way road.

Describing the plans as “radical”, Transport for London said they will vastly improve the facilities for road users and local residents.

Elephant’s Heygate Estate will be demolished and 5,000 new homes will be built in their place. Around 4,000 jobs will also be created.

The Heygate Estate provided Southwark Council with £91,000 in income between 2007 and 2010, as 76 films have been made there. Its urban decay and gritty aesthetic has brought films such as Attack the Block, Shank, Harry Brown and World War Z to the estate.

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