Lambeth, London Fire Brigade Headquarters drill tower

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Lambeth, London Fire Brigade Headquarters drill tower
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Most fire stations have drill towers and 832436 was no exception. This is the 100 feet high Grade II listed tower in the back yard of the HQ building. It was built in 1937 at the same time as the main building which had balconies at the rear for up to 800 people to view training routines including the use of the tower. Lambeth: London Fire Brigade Headquarters, Albert Embankment, SE1 In 2007 the London Fire Brigade sold this Headquarters building to housing developers with a view to moving the HQ to a site in Union Street SE1, close to their Training Centre, in 2008. This eight storey building was purpose built for the London Fire Brigade between 1934 and 1937, at a cost of about £390,000 including the purchase of the land, and was officially opened on 21 July 1937 by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. It has seven turn-outs onto Albert Embankment, protected by the traffic lights.
Location: Lambeth, London Fire Brigade Headquarters, Albert Embankment, SE1