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vehicular traffic and pedestrian routes vehicular access

The main vehicular access for the residential zone shaii be via the south, from Quaker Street. A new ramped bndge is proposed across the existing railway viaduct to the residential drop-off lobby.

The main vehicular access into the adjoining commercial site is via Wheler Street

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car-parking

Public and resident carparkmg shall be located in basements. The lowest basement level shall appro«!mate the level of the lower rail track. Limited roadside paring is also provided on Sclatter Street.

The location of the new East London underground railway station within the site will encourage resident«, and workers to make journeys to and fro from this development by public transport. Coupled with dose proximity to basic amenities within the site it is anticipated that demand lor car-parking spaces m this development will be reduced pedestrian

The northern, western and eastern borders of the site Is envisaged to be "porous'. allowing pedestrian easy flow into the retail and commercial areas within

The design is pedestrian-friendly' and provides tor easy and pleasant journey by foot and bicycle within and through the development

The ioof level of the existing goodsyard structure is a park, with high-level landscaped links to adjoining parcels and public parks

Elephant and Castle, London

The massive regeneration project for the Elephant and Castle, includes three Eco-Towers by Yeang on the east, and a central transportation - railway interchange, with a further project by Foster and Partners to the west, surrounding a major plaza. The overall project also incorporates social housing, which is financed by revenue from the towers, intended for private ownership. As well as a huge shopping and leisure facility, and other communal provisions, the development envisages three major parks.

Veang's three buildings, known as the Garden Towers, represent his first competition success in London that may form a built proposition. In most major respects these towers, which vary in height between 12 and 35 storeys, repeat much of the concept of the Bishopsgate Towers, as a precedent. That is to say, that building configuration, orientation, façade design and landscaping policy directly reflect the earlier model. However, in this instance the lifts and staircores are brought together into a more compact arrangement, but again within a centralised, landscaped, access-galleried atrium. The typical floor-plan, for instance of Eco-Tower 1, is again a two-sided arrangement, which offers a variety of unit-orientation and outward views. To the overall form, in addition to the skycourts and apartment balconies, Yeang has added generous sky-pod' volumes for communal facilities and the summit incorporates a major winter garden, which outwardly signals the building's ecological presence.

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Mixlu.r ol residents Irom different age s "s."".' and family xt.ustu.«- air accommodated b» <"•' ' va.iety ol accommodation types studio room apartments and penthouse s owner Southwark Land Regeneration Pic location Elephant and C.e.tle, London building on the west side of the railway line latitude 51 3 °N

not of storeys tower 1 15 storey.

tower 2 & 3 - 12 storeys date start ¿000 (design) completion date areas (tower 1) total gross area 276,104 sq ft total net area 232.095 sq ft total area of plantation & circulation 44.209 sq ft areas (tower 28.3) total gTOSSITM 95,765 sq ft total nett area 79.485 sq ft total area of plantation & circulation 16.280 sq ft site area 170 acres development brief • The Orphan! and C. t development encompasses a vision to transform over 180 acres in South Central London into a scheme that will provide

• over 1 million sq ft shopping and leisure

• over 1,100 new social homes

• new public transport interchange

• 800,000 sq ft key worker accommodation

• new community lacilities

design features • The Elephant and Castle rnrne • i project was |ointly designed by a number of consultants A new railway interchange divides the site into two The west side of the railway track was designed by Foster & Partners and the residential apartments on the east side of the railway track bv T R Hamiah & Yeang. HTA Architects and Benoy Limited Benoy Limited designed the retail spaces while T R Ham/ah & Yeang designed the lowers with HTA Architects The brlel calls for the design ot three Eco-Towers tor residential use. above a retail and commercial area Our design addresses these issues as follows social sustainability a. concept - 'clty-ln-the-sky'

The design takes the model ol a general geographical arra ot a city, with its inherent systems, zoning and social infrastructure and inverts it into skyscraper buildings The skystrapei and its retail and commercial base is seen as a microcosm ol the city, containing within itself the inherent elements of a city block, ic parks, shops entertainment centres community facilities and housing etc The Ctty.n-the sky concept provides fot

• opportunities toi local employment through mixture of use both on ground and upper levels

• healthy mix ol residents within the same building Through 'vertical zoning', resident types are grouped according to accommodation preferences (single units, family unity luxury apartments), yet common facilities (eg parks shopping sheets, etc ) are shared close proximity to basic amenities such as the local grocery store postal boxes, chemist, etc These are all located within the ground development and/oi within the hjwei a healthy landscaped environment svith spatial progresses ol public open spaces ipaikx in the sky) to semi private (entrance courts) to private open spaces (balconies)

b. oilentatlon the towers make the most ot a southeily aspcct to catch the winter sun Ihe views ot the city to Ihe north aie also maximised The Internal void and walkways captu.e the sun dealing a series of Ugh I wells to brighten the service areas m ,he apartments Ihe wings ol Ihe building allow cool bieeiex ,„ ||ir summer to enter the central atnum while shielding ,1 from the winlet wind

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