Albert Embankment

We are proud to have developed proposals for 8 Albert Embankment that were supported by the locally elected planning committee at Lambeth, as well as London’s elected Mayor. These proposals would have secured the future of this important listed building, provided 40% affordable housing and a new home for the London Fire Brigade at no cost to the public purse.

We will study with care the conclusions of the Inspector and the Secretary of State and we hope to have the opportunity to develop revised proposals that meet their concerns.

2016 - Present

U+I & London Fire Brigade Museum

Lambeth, London

Gross Floor Area

Planning refused

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Pilbrow & Partners’ proposals for 8 Albert Embankment commissioned by U+I were selected by London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) to deliver a major mixed-use masterplan on the Fire Brigades’ Headquarters’ site.

The scheme delivers a state-of-the-art new Fire Station, a new Fire Services Museum, a hotel together with residential and employment space. A revitalised public realm, animated by ground floor shops and cafes, creates new routes and spaces across the development. The scheme proposals carefully integrate new building with the restoration of the two listed buildings on the site.

We proposed to create three new public squares, lined by shops, restaurants and cafés. The London Fire Brigade Museum would return to the site to form the centrepiece of a range of cultural facilities. These proposals met the aspirations of Lambeth Council and the GLA to deliver new homes.