• 7 March 2017

Planning approved for 36-46 Albert Embankment

We are delighted that Lambeth planning committee have approved the go ahead for the 36-46 Albert Embankment on 28th February by unanimous Member approval.

The prestigious development will see the construction of two 25-storey towers on the Albert Embankment in South London’s Vauxhall, situated within the Nine Elms Opportunity area.

Waterman has been appointed by Ocubis, Development Manager for site owner Hotchkiss, to provide multidisciplinary services including Structural, Building Services and Fire Engineering for the retention and refurbishment of the Victorian House, the last remaining Victorian warehouse on Albert Embankment.

The scheme will provide a significant improvement to the area with the inclusion 166 residential units, restaurant and retail spaces, and an enhanced public realm which will link Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens and the River Thames. The design includes an impressive two-storey botanical cabinet and a carved stone façade in tribute to the area’s history.

The development will use Combined Heat and Power (CHP) to provide over 70% of the heating requirements and have renewable energy provided by 35m2 of photovoltaic cells. Our energy specialists worked with Make Architects to select highly efficient triple glazing that will control solar gain and deliver the architectural aspiration for the stunning glazed façade, delivering amazing views across the Thames.

The complex building geometry presented structural engineering challenges that were solved by adopting reinforced-concrete framing, comprising core-and-outrigger stability systems, balanced cantilever floors and “walking walls” to dramatic effect.

Waterman’s Director, Peter Downing, commented; “We are proud to have been a part of the design team involved within such a unique scheme that will be shaping this part of the river. We look forward to taking the project forward for Ocubis.”

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