Lambeth Council’s Planning Applications Committee has voted in favour of U+I and the London Fire Brigade’s proposals for the redevelopment of 8 Albert Embankment.
The 8 Albert Embankment scheme, designed by architect Pilbrow & Partners, will deliver a new mixed-use community that offers significant benefits to the local community.
The transformed site will provide a new fire station for Lambeth, with modern facilities for firefighters, and a new permanent home for the London Fire Brigade Museum.
Proposals also include 443 new homes, 40% of which will be affordable; 1,264 jobs across 100,000 sq ft of new workspace and new public spaces across the site. The iconic Grade II listed former London Fire Brigade HQ will also be restored to house a new fire station, museum, rooftop restaurant and hotel.
Karen McCormick from U+I, commented:
“This is a big step towards the transformation of 8 Albert Embankment, where new homes, workspaces and public spaces will regenerate a public site that has mostly lain vacant for ten years. The development will have a contemporary fire station at its heart as well as a permanent London Fire Brigade Museum. The museum will be an important educational centre and will provide a world class collection which tells the story of firefighting, from the Great Fire of London to the present day. The plans follow extensive consultation with the local community and stakeholders and demonstrate U+I’s commitment to delivering great places in order to create positive social and economic change.”
Deputy Commissioner Andy Roe at the London Fire Brigade, added:
"We are pleased that Lambeth Council’s planning application committee has given the go-ahead for these plans. These proposals will ensure we can continue to keep Lambeth residents safe long into the future with a refurbishment of Lambeth Fire Station, one of the busiest in London. Also included is a long-awaited permanent home for our museum to deliver its fire safety education work and wealth of exciting, educational family activities. We look forward to welcoming visitors to the fire station and museum in the near future.”
05/12/2019 12:19 by Buildington
Lambeth Council is set to grant conditional planning permission for the phased mixed-use development at 8 Albert Embankment at their next meeting on Tuesday 3rd December 2019. Planning references: 19/01304/FUL and 19/01305/LB.
22/11/2019 07:54 by Buildington
Public Exhibition for 8 Albert Embankment takes place Tuesday 10 July 2018 4:00PM – 8:00PM
Wednesday 11 July 2018 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Saturday 14 July 2018 10:00AM – 4:00PM
At The Workshop on Lambeth High Street, London, SE1 7AG
(opposite The Windmill Pub).
The proposals are set to retain and restore the Grade II listed building at 8 Albert Embankment and deliver a modern new fire station, and a permanent home for the London Fire Brigade Museum.
The plans include new homes, including affordable housing, flexible workspaces, a hotel, and new public spaces with restaurants and cafés.
See more at eightalbertembankment.com.
01/07/2018 22:49 by Buildington
U+I Group announced that they have been selected by the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) as their development partner at 8 Albert Embankment.
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.
The plans for 8 Albert Embankment, designed by Fred Pilbrow and Partners will also see the London Fire Brigade museum, formerly located in Southwark, reopened with an expanded collection that tells the story of firefighting from the Great Fire of London to present day.
Source: U + Iwww.uandiplc.com
05/04/2016 10:07 by Buildington
PA: Refurbishment, alteration and extension to the grade II listed fire station to provide a fire station and associated functions for the London Fire Brigade (sui generis) on part basement and ground floors, with residential (class C3) above, including demolition of the communication mobilising centre. Demolition of the brigade workshop/office buildings to the rear of the fire station.
- Construction of 7 new buildings ranging in height from 5 to 15 storeys for mixed use purposes, including residential dwellings (class C3); office/business space (class B1); ground floor units for shops, financial and professional services, restaurants and cafes, and/or drinking establishments (classes A1, A2, A3 and/or A4); and ancillary facilities. Refurbishment and internal alterations to the grade II listed drill tower associated with the new fire station. Construction of basements to provide servicing, parking, energy centre, plant and storage. Creation of areas of open space and alterations to the existing vehicular and pedestrian accesses and highway arrangements within and around the site.
The development would provide a total of 276 residential units, a 2,721 sqm fire station, 8,554 sqm of commercial floorspace (use Class B1), 696 sqm of retail/A Class floorspace and 161 car parking spaces.
Planning Application received by Westminster City Council 15.08.2011. Ref. No.: 11/07858/OB.
If you want to make comments that will be taken into account in determining an application they must be submitted either via the online planning applications database http://idoxpa.westminster.gov.uk/online-applications/ or in writing.
02/09/2011 21:46 by Buildington