New plans to demolish the long-closed Albion pub at the corner of Albion Street and Neptune Street – and replace it with a four-storey block of flats  – have been submitted to Southwark Council.

The Albion pictured before closure
The latest proposals

A planning application for the redevelopment of the pub was submitted in spring 2017 but was withdrawn before a decision was made.

Now revised plans have been submitted to the council under reference 18/AP/3984 by George Macari of the Albion Pub Co.

In 2016, Southwark planners had advised that “the existing building carries certain architectural qualities that offer visual interest to Albion Street therefore the building is considered a non-designated heritage asset”.

Justifying their proposal to demolish the pub, Michael Trentham Architects argue that “the Neo Tudor style is a pastiche design and out of keeping with the overall character of the area”.

“The current public house was built in 1928 and is a typical plain example of the interwar Neo-Tudor public house design that was very common. It lacks the simple integrity of the surrounding buildings.”

One thought on “Revised plans for Albion pub redevelopment submitted

  1. Although the original pub artitecture was pleasing to the eye the fact that pubs are not a revenue generater in the area and that the current facade is an eye sore, a replacement building is best. Especially if if can bring positive effect to the nearby buildings.

    The residencies will also bring extra income to surrounding businesses in Rotherhithe, Canada Water and Surrey Quays.

    I think its time such derelict buildings to be given limited unoccupancy and offers should be given further priority. Time has only attracted unwanted attention and a loss of value in the immediate area.

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