8 Albert Embankment

London SE1
Mixed use development

Key Details

8 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SP
Use Classes
C1, C3, E


8 Albert Embankment is a London Fire Brigade headquarters building in London SE1.

U+I is redeveloping the site in partnership with the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LEFPA).

The proposed plans are set to retain and restore the Grade II listed Lambeth Fire Station building, a modern new fire station and a permanent home for the London Fire Brigade Museum.

The development will also provide over 300 homes, generate flexible workspace, a hotel and three new public squares with restaurants, cafés, and shops.


First constructed in 1937, this Grade II listed was originally the headquarters of the London Fire Brigade before becoming the home to Lambeth fire station. Our plans for the site will take the fire station into the next chapter of its life, completely redesigning the space to create a modern, fit-for-purpose fire station and training yard.

2019 - Planning application submitted for: Phased mixed use development including up to 443 residential units and comprising: part redevelopment and restoration, conversion and extension of former Fire Brigade Headquarters building and demolition of the existing extension and re-provision of obelisk to provide a new fire station (Sui Generis), a new London Fire Brigade museum (Class D1), residential units (Class C3), a ten storey hotel (Class C1) with up to 200 bedrooms and a flexible retail/lobby space (Classes A1/A2/A3/A4/C1), and a rooftop restaurant with ancillary bar (Class A3); demolition and redevelopment of the central workshop building to provide buildings of up to twenty-six storeys plus basements, comprising business floorspace (Use Class B1), a gym (Class D2), retail units (Classes A1/A2/A3/A4) and residential units (Class C3); development of land to the rear to provide a eleven storey building plus basement, comprising a flexible commercial unit (Classes A1/A2/A3/A4/D1/D2/B1) and residential units (Class C3); all together with associated areas of new public realm, hard and soft landscaping, basement and surface parking, servicing, means of access and plant and equipment. London Borough of Lambeth 19/01305/LB.

2016 December - Public exhibition

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Vauxhall Rail StationSouth-western-railway
Salamanca Street344, 360, 77


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