The images on this page are a rather random documentation of the changes that are currently underway in the Elephant & Castle and, in particular, on what was the Heygate Estate. (Most of the images are digital panoramas assembled in PTGui and Photoshop, hence the extreme degree of distortion.)
Today (May 2014) the demolition of the Heygate is well underway and it is no longer possible to make photographs within the boundaries of the estate (unless with the consent of LL) so change will be viewed very much from the perimeter.
It will be interesting to see how the area looks in two or three years, and will anyone ever remember what was there up till 2013.
Update, 30th May 2017: The image immediately below is the latest in a series (the top three images) looking at the Heygate as it develops. The element common to all three is the parapet of Garland Court, visible bottom right. What I find strange is that the original Heygate block, Swanbourne, looks rather more dynamic than the buildings which have replaced it. The latest image also includes the roof of the old Walworth Town Hall, badly damaged by fire a couple of years ago.
|New Kent Rd opposite Crossways Church looking towards the E&C roundabout|
|360degree panorama on Heygate St looking south-west|
|360degree panorama on Heygate St|
|Wansey St, May 2014|
|From the bridge over the New Kent Road looking towards the E&C roundabout|
|The Faraday memorial in the middle of the E&C roundabout|
|The Quickfit garage opposite Wansey St. How long will it survive?|
|Inside the Heygate, June 2012|