Marcus, 47, IT consultant. O-central by Freya Najade. Image credit: Freya Najade.
The most significant changes of the regeneration project for Elephant and Castle will be the demolition of the Heygate Estate and The Shopping Centre. 5,400 new residential units in at least seven new big apartment buildings are planned. Two of the seven apartment buildings have so far been erected [June 2009]. One of them is O-Central. O-Central provides 188 residential and 14 commercial units. It is located around the top end of Walworth Road and along the rear of the railway line. A concierge monitors the entrance 24 hours a day.
Most units in O-Central are rented out; but who lives there? For one month I went to O-Central to capture the tenants and to find out how they like their neighbourhood.
– Freya Najade, June 2009