Lambeth Council has given the green light for a pair of 25-storey towers designed by Make on London’s Albert Embankment
Backed by developer Ocubis, the 166-home twin-tower scheme at 36-46 Albert Embankment is the latest in a long line of proposals for the former Texaco garage site and neighbouring Vintage House.
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) had previously drawn up plans for the Thamesside plot in the Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea opportunity area on behalf of Foxtons founder Jon Hunt.
In 2009 - and before the Victorian Vintage House warehouse site was included in the scheme – Ken Shuttleworth’s practice Make had also come up with proposals for a blade-like, 75m-tall building (pictured below). However, Lambeth Council refused permission for the project.
The newly approved scheme, which will also see Vintage House refurbished and includes 2,162m² of office space, will sit alongside a string of developments on the Albert Embankment such as the 27-storey The Corniche (former Hampton House site) by Foster + Partners and the 18-storey Merano scheme (Eastbury House site) designed by RSHP.
Richard Scutt, development director for Ocubis, said: ‘The proposals will continue the regeneration of the Albert Embankment by creating a visually stunning mixed-use scheme comprising both private and affordable homes, approximately double the current commercial office space on-site, new public realm and an active street frontage linking the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens with Albert Embankment Gardens and the Thames.’
36 - 46 Albert embankment by Make
Location 36-46 Albert Embankment, London SE1
Type of project Mixed-use (private and affordable residential, commercial office space, retail/café space)
Client Ocubis, on behalf of site owner Hotchkiss
Architect Make Architects
Landscape architect Kim Wilkie with Simon Ronan
Planning consultant DP9
Structural engineer Watermans
M&E consultant Watermans
Quantity surveyor Core Five
GIA 275,530ft² (25,600m²)
Total cost Resi GDV £250m plus office
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