Anstey Horne

Rockingham Street, Elephant & Castle

Cost Consultancy Elephant & Castle

We provided all aspects of Cost Consultancy advice for this development in Rockingham Street, Elephant & Castle

Planning permission has been granted for this 244-bedroom PBSA student accommodation scheme in Southwark. Construction is set to begin later this year, with completion scheduled for the summer 2027 student intake.

This development, located in a highly constrained brownfield site, will feature student rooms and communal spaces designed for both study and social activities. Additionally, the site's three railway arches will be transformed into commercial spaces for independent and local businesses.

The Elephant & Castle location presents several design and construction challenges due to its compact footprint, proximity to a Thameslink Railway viaduct, and being bordered by two highways.

Collaborating with the design team, we are developing a 24-storey, slender tower using high-quality materials. The building will feature cantilevered upper stories to maximize site density and incorporate an RC concrete frame with unitized brick slip panels and powder-coated aluminum windows. The interior will boast high-quality finishes, FF&E, bathroom pods, and peak loop heating/cooling systems to mitigate overheating risks.

Our extensive experience in developing PBSA schemes on challenging central London sites has allowed us to influence design efficiency, logistics planning, and support negotiations with Network Rail. We played a crucial role in planning for changes in Building Regulation policy and managing the program for the Building Safety Act introduced during the design phase.

Cost Consultancy Elephant & Castle

As experts in cost consultancy in Elephant & Castle, we proactively led the procurement strategy and commercial contractor negotiations to ensure the project remained within budget. This success was achieved through active engagement in works packages, risk identification, mitigation management, and value engineering opportunities.

Our value engineering efforts included optimizing the façade solution. We also created an efficient logistics plan, rationalizing the concrete frame to minimize transfer structures, optimizing storey heights, exploring various heating and cooling options, and eliminating the need for a basement.

Our Services

Cost Consultant

Project Details

Client : Alumno

Architect : Maccreanor Lavington


For more information on our Cost Consultancy services at this site in Elephant and Castle, please get in touch.

To book a call back from a member of our team please fill in our Contact Us form.

Alternatively send us an email at

With offices in LondonBirmingham, BristolManchesterNorwich & Plymouth we have Cost Consultancy experts based all around the UK.

For any further help or advice, please call our Enquiry Line on 020 4534 3130, or contact a member of the team direct, details below:

Steve Kelly

Steve Kelly

Senior Director

Project & Cost management


Neil Andrews

Neil Andrews



Cost Consultancy