In the media – towers at 8 Albert Embankment ‘Grotesque’ – February 2021

In the media – towers at 8 Albert Embankment ‘Grotesque’ – February 2021

Private Eye published an article on 19th February on the threat of multiple tall tower schemes looming over south London and all of them are in Lambeth!

The article notes that the refusal of the Woodlands proposal (fought by community group ‘Stop the Blocks’) by the Planning Inspectorate has given hope to other cases such as 8 Albert Embankment and the Hondo Tower in Brixton.

On 8 Albert Embankment the article says:

….people in Lambeth await a decision on the former London Fire Brigade (LFB) HQ, 8 Albert Embankment, where a potentially splendid restoration of the grade II listed art deco riverside building is sadly accompanied by two grotesque towers of 26 and 24 storeys …..The site is just across the Thames from the UNESCO world heritage Westminster site and close to grade 1 listed Lambeth Palace.

You will find the above on P23 of Private Eye Issue No. 1541, 19th February – 4th March 2021 – on sale now!  

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