8 Albert Embankment
24/06/2021 by Buildington
Plans for the £500m redevelopment of 8 Albert Embankment have been refused.

Pilbrow and Partners architects and developer U+I will now study the conclusions of the Inspector and the Secretary of State and develop revised proposals that meet the concerns.

The plans proposed a 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 10 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 26 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).

Lambeth Council Planning ref. 19/01304/FUL and 19/01305/LB, dated 19 March 2019
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