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Clerkenwell Fire Station

Clerkenwell Fire Station Planning Brief

The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority closed Clerkenwell Fire Station in January 2014. The Fire Station site is now being marketed for sale.

The purpose of the Clerkenwell Fire Station Planning Brief is to guide any future development proposals. The planning brief explains how the council will apply its planning policies and standards to any future development proposal that comes forward for the site.

The planning brief seeks to ensure that development proposals deliver the following objectives:

  • Ensure that Clerkenwell Fire Station continues to be an important community asset that is publicly accessible to the local community
  • Refurbish the Grade II listed Fire Station building in a way that meets the council’s policies and standards and also modernises it for a range of different uses
  • Provide a museum in the Fire Station building or another publicly accessible social infrastructure use
  • Deliver a range of new homes, including affordable homes, to better meet local housing needs in the neighbourhood
  • Provide high quality open space, primarily for future residents, in the Fire Station’s yard
  • Ensure that any new buildings achieve a high standard of architectural design that improves the character and quality of the area.

A public consultation on the draft planning brief was held between 1 August to 14 September 2014. The council’s Executive adopted the planning brief on 23 October 2014.

A Consultation Report summarising the consultation process, feedback from the consultation and the council's response to key issues is available for download below.

The final planning brief for Clerkenwell Fire Station is available for download below.

If you would like to find out more, please contact Adam Barnett by email at or phone on 020 7527 2987.

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