Building Tour: Elephant Park with Morris and Co and MLA

Take a tour of new projects by Morris & Co and Maccreanor Lavington in Elephant and Castle.


11:00am, Saturday, 23 November 2019


12:30pm, Saturday, 23 November 2019

Tour Guides:


Joe Morris

Gerard Maccreanor


Duration: 1.5 hrs

Time: 11am - 12:30pm

Tickets: £8 // AF Members and Supporters can receive 20% Discount with code

Start: Energy Hub, Heygate St, London SE17

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Join Joe Morris of Morris and Co, and Gerard Maccreanor of Maccreanor Lavington, for a walk around their recent projects in Elephant Park, a major mixed-use regeneration by Lendlease in partnership with Southwark Council. The tour starts with Energy Hub by Morris and Co, a sculptural heat and energy plant, using natural gas and bio methane to deliver low carbon heat and hot water to 3000 homes and businesses across the newly developed neighbourhood of Elephant Park.  The exterior is dressed in a perforated metal skin, and integrates community uses, a cafe and early years nursery. 

The tour continues to the surrounding housing, led by Gerard Maccreanor to tour Maccreanor Lavington's first completed phase of South Gardens, 360 new homes over eight buildings, including three storey townhouses, seven to 10 storey mansion blocks and a 16 storey tower. 


Tour Guides:

Joe Morris

Joe started up as Joe Morris Architects in May 2004, co-founded Duggan Morris Architects in October 2004, and now directs Morris+Company, an evolution of the two earlier practices. He takes a strategic design lead on every project undertaken by the company, working at the early stages to develop the concept through hand sketching with the team, and carefully honing design solutions to respond to the specific requirements of the brief. Joe considers carefully the physical context of every given site, interpreting its historic narratives and particular qualities of space and light into appropriate forms and materials - all the time balancing these against economic constraints and market demands. He has contributed to a number of local authority design review panels, including Lewisham, Brent, and currently, Southwark. Joe graduated from the University of Greenwich in 1993 with first class honours and received his postgraduate diploma from The Bartlett School of Architecture in 1996, before qualifying as an architect with the Bartlett in 1999. 


Gerard Maccreanor

Gerard graduated in 1987 from Bath University and established Maccreanor Lavington Architects in partnership with Richard Lavington in 1992. Gerard has overseen the design and construction of over 2500 residential units, many of which form a part of larger mixed use schemes. He is the managing principle for a number of large scale urban design projects, including; South Dagenham West; London (38ha), Thameside West, London (63ha) and Barking Riverside (52ha). Gerard has been leading a series of projects in collaboration with KCAP, including; the redevelopment of Bishopsgate Goodsyard, London; (5ha) and the Royals Business Park, London; (21ha). Gerard is also overseeing a number of infrastructure projects, which include the DLR extension from Beckton to Dagenham in London, a new metro station at Kraaiennest in Amsterdam and a transport interchange in Dagenham, London.