Last updated: 20/05/2019, 1:51 PM

Big plans for Lambeth - new museum and fire station

08/05/2019 16:18

Plans that include a permanent home for the London Fire Brigade museum, and a new, modern fire station for Lambeth, have now been submitted to Lambeth Council.

What's proposed?

The new museum will:

  • be larger and more accessible
  • protect the history of London Fire Brigade
  • preserve and display more of our extensive collection of artefacts, historic vehicles and archives in a larger and more flexible exhibition space
  • maintain a vital link to the current brigade via its position next to the fully-operational Lambeth Fire Station
  • create public access for the first time to a listed building of great significance, including the previously inaccessible Memorial Hall
  • allow us to expand our educational programme, with a designated learning centre, to reach thousands of school children every year
  • offer a huge variety of events and activities for all ages

There are also plans to create new homes, workspaces and to enliven Lambeth High Street with new public spaces, retail space, a rooftop restaurant and many other local benefits.

Architect's impression of new London Fire Brigade Museum

How you can show your support

We’re asking you to take the time to let Lambeth Council know your views. They will consider all comments they receive from the public and your feedback will help to inform the Planning Committee’s decision.

We hope that you’ll be able to provide us with your support via the options below.

  • Online - via the planning application on Lambeth Council's website:
Planning application for 8 Albert Embankment
  • Email – via (please quote the planning application number: 19/01304/FUL and 19/01305/LB)
  • Post – send a letter to Lambeth’s planning department using the following address: Planning, London Borough of Lambeth, Civic Centre, 3rd Floor, 6 Brixton Hill, London, SW2 1EG
  • Template letter - we’d encourage you to write your own response, but you can use the template below if you prefer, or use it as a starting point

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