Description of 36-46 Albert Embankment
36-46 Albert Embankment is a new development in London SE1.
The new application by Ocubis seeks permission for a mixed use scheme comprising a 600-room hotel, flexible A3 / A4 / C1 space incorporated at street level along Albert Embankment. Vintage House is proposed to be retained and fully refurbished internally and externally as office space, resulting in no net loss of office floorspace on site.
2019 September - Planning permission sought for: Demolition of all structures associated with the petrol filling station and redevelopment of the site to comprise the retention and refurbishment of Vintage House (Class B1 floor space) and development of ground plus 24 storeys in the form of two no. towers, linked at ground to fifth floor, and consisting of hotel accommodation (up to 600 bed spaces) together with ancillary restaurant (A3), bar (A4) and hotel (C1) and car and bicycle parking and all necessary ancillary and enabling works. Developer: Ocubis; Architect: Jestico + Whiles. Lambeth Council ref. no. 19/03500/FUL.
The scheme consented in 2017 comprised 166 new homes in two towers and the last remaining Victorian warehouse on Albert Embankment, plus more than 22,000 sq ft of commercial office space, 1,500 sq ft retail and café space.
February 2017 - planning permission granted for:
36 - 46 Albert Embankment, London - Demolition of all structures associated with the petrol filling station and redevelopment of the site to provide a residential led, mixed use development, comprising the retention and refurbishment of vintage house and development of ground plus 24 storeys in the form of two no. towers, linked at ground to fifth floor, and consisting of retail/restaurant use (Use Class A1/A3), office (Use Class Bl), up to 166 residential units (Use Class C3),basement car and bicycle parking, resident amenities and all necessary ancillary and enabling works. Developer: Ocubis; Architect: Make. Lambeth Council Ref no: 16/00795/FUL
Vintage House is a Victorian warehouse, the last remaining such building on the Embankment and is therefore a most important reminder of the once bustling industrial and warehousing character of me area. The six bays of this four storey edifice are divided by expressed piers which incorporate bull nose bricks and frame the windows installed in 2000 which replaced inappropriate cl970's units. On the upper floors within the two larger bays the windows are separated by vertical tongue and groove panelled timber spandrels. The window bays terminate with pointed segmental arches with painted keystones and a prominent painted cornice and a parapet which conceals the roof- the building also has a central flagpole. A traditional gas mantel style lamp is attached to one of the left hand piers at 1st floor level. The blank south facing flank wall has been enhanced in recent years by the planting of a row of trees which softens the boundary with the adjacent filling station.