The former substation at Albion Street is of historical and architectural significance to the history and development of municipality. The substation is of historical significance (Criterion A) because it is a visible and typical remnant of the infrastructure built as part of the electrification of the north western suburbs. The Albion substation is of architectural significance because it is a fine example of early 20th century infrastructure design (Criterion D and E). The substation has also landmark value due to its prominent location in the streetscape (Criterion H).
The small substation consists of a classical style red brick structure with Marseille type terra cotta roof tiles. The small building is symmetrical in design and has a number of classical style elements such as the widened base, the inset panels suggesting columniation, an assailing brick course and cornice.