Native Land has applied for detailed planning consent at Florian Place, a 400,000 sq ft mixed used scheme on Albert Embankment in the London Borough of Lambeth.
The scheme designed by award winning architectural practice Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, is situated on a 2.5 acre site and incorporates the former headquarters of the London Fire Brigade which Native Land purchased from the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority in 2008.
Florian Place will include approximately 360 apartments together with mixed tenure affordable housing, retail, restaurant and business space. The existing fire station will be extended and refurbished to provide a modern community facility.
The fire drill tower and the Brigade’s memorials will be retained, as will the Grade II listed headquarters building, which is to be converted into prime residential apartments offering spectacular views of the Thames and the Palace of Westminster.
The proposed masterplan creates two first floor courtyard roof gardens as shared, private amenity space for the residents of Florian Place. The scheme will also provide a new public piazza at the southern end of Lambeth High Street, which will create a safe, vibrant public space that can be used by residents and the local community.
Alasdair Nicholls, CEO of Native Land said “The Florian Place masterplan has been designed with careful understanding of the site context whilst responding to the wider townscape setting. This development will be a new, vibrant addition to London’s South Bank.”