Native Land has lodged an appeal with London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) as landowner and joint applicant for Florian Place, 8 Albert Embankment. The residential-led scheme was refused planning permission by committee, despite being recommended by the planning officers.
Native Land’s proposals for the 2.5 acre site, which incorporates the former headquarters of the London Fire Brigade, comprise 225,000 sq ft of residential and 75,000 sq ft of commercial and retail spread across 7 buildings.
Florian Place would deliver approximately 265 private apartments and mixed-tenure affordable housing alongside retail, restaurant and business space. The existing fire station would be extended and refurbished as part of the proposals to provide a 21st century community facility.
Alasdair Nicholls, Chief Executive of Native Land said:
“Florian Place has been designed with a careful understanding of the site context. whilst responding to the wider townscape setting. This development would be a vibrant new addition to London’s South Bank.”