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U+I selected to redevelop fire brigade HQ

Thu 14th April 2016, 10:59 am

Developer U+I has been selected by the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority as a development partner for the regeneration of 8 Albert Embankment, where a 300 million mixed-use scheme is planned.

The building overlooks the Thames River and the Houses of Parliament, and has been the location of the Fire Brigade’s headquarters since 1937.

Architect Fred Pillbrow and Partners has designed the scheme, and has said "a contemporary fire station will be at the heart of the project that will retain features of the existing building, as well as a new training yard".

A London Fire Brigade (LFB) museum will be created next to the station.

Richard Upton, deputy chief executive of U+I, said: "Just weeks after being selected by Camden Council for a new public-private partnership (PPP) project at Cockpit Yard, we are delighted to have been appointed to redevelop 8 Albert Embankment and to have the opportunity to work with the LFB and Lambeth again.

"U+I has extensive experience of PPPs, and our approach is anchored by a commitment to community consultation and a respect for the provenance of every site."

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