New Embassy Benefits

One of the primary goals of Kieran Timberlake’s design is to demonstrate exceptional environmental leadership that is at or beyond the leading edge of practice when the building is completed. The design team established the following goals above and beyond the already stringent requirements established by the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations for the New ...
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New Embassy – News archive & Timeline

Abbreviations used: CAC = Controlled Access Compound NLE = New London Embassy 2015 December 2015 Topping-out ceremony. November 2015 Internal curtain wall completed for the Pacific forest and Mid Atlantic gardens Curtain Wall installation has moved onto level 8. Raised flooring installation continues levels 1 through 3 The glazing on the CAC’s has started and continues ...
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OBO in London – The New London Embassy

The  Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO)  directs the worldwide overseas building program for the Department of State and the U.S. Government community serving abroad. In concert with other State Department bureaus, foreign affairs agencies, and Congress, OBO sets worldwide priorities for the design, construction, acquisition, maintenance, use, and sale of real properties and the use of sales proceeds. OBO’s mission ...
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The old American Embassy London Chancery Building

As of January 2018 the U.S. Embassy in London is now located in a new building in Nine Elms . History The United States has been associated with Grosvenor Square in London’s Mayfair since the late eighteenth century when John Adams, the first United States Minister to the Court of St. James’s, lived from 1785 to 1788 in the house ...
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U.S. Mission Breaks Ground for New Embassy in London

U.S. Embassy, London November 13,  2013 @USAinUKPress 032-13 Today, in an important symbol of our enduring friendship with the United Kingdom, U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom Matthew W. Barzun, Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, Lydia Muniz, and Ravi Govindia, Leader of Wandsworth Council broke ground on the new U.S. Embassy in the ...
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New London Embassy construction site panorama #2

Here is our second panorama photo of the construction site for our new London Embassy, viewed from the East.  Nine Elms Lane is on the right side of the photo. Accommodation and office facilities (green pre-fab buildings in the lower left hand side of the photo) are being erected. There are two stories now and ...
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New London Embassy construction site panorama #1

Here is a panorama photo of the construction site for our new London Embassy, viewed from the East.  Nine Elms Lane is on the right side of the photo. Building works are on-going for the installation of diaphragm walls and production piles. Four (4) test piles are currently under way around the site. A large ...
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A Live Briefing on the new U.S. Embassy London

In 2017, the American Embassy will move to Nine Elms in Wandsworth. Its unique green design will make it a landmark project. As Ambassador Susman said when announcing the winning design by KieranTimberlake, “We hope to contribute to the architectural heritage and future history of this great city”. On Wednesday 18th July,  we broadcast a ...
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Early Contractor Involvement Selection Announced for New London Embassy

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC The Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has selected B.L. Harbert International, LLC of Birmingham, Alabama for the New London Embassy (NLE) preconstruction and construction services contract. Five firms – all of which submitted proposals – were invited to participate in the solicitation process, ...
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Embassy Official Speaks to Vauxhall Civic Society

On September 14, Information Officer Philip Breeden spoke to the Vauxhall Civic Society about the new U.S. Embassy project to be built in the Nine Elms area of Wandsworth in London. He described the design competition that has produced an exciting design from the American architecture firm KieranTimberlake, producing a design concept that is transparent, ...
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Aerial Views of Nine Elms

These photos present an aerial view of Nine Elms, Battersea. The first (above) is the area as seen from the south-east with the new site highlighted in yellow. A full-size (1000px by 583px) image is available (JPG / 160Kb, opens in new window) The second aerial view includes renders of the new London Embassy and new surrounding buildings, looking downstream ...
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Battersea Park Library Showcases New Design

As part of this month’s London Festival of Architecture, Battersea Park library is hosting an exhibition showing the winning design for the new American embassy planned for Nine Elms.  The exhibition is part of the U.S. Embassy’s commitment to actively engage with the residents of Wandsworth, as the project progresses. On June 22, U.S. Embassy ...
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New London Embassy Design Competition Exhibit Officially Opens

26 May 2010 New London Embassy Design Competition Exhibit Department of State, Office of the Spokesman Washington, DC The New London Embassy design competition exhibit officially opened today at the headquarters of the American Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C. The exhibit celebrates the completion of the design competition to select the architect for the ...
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New Design Unveiling

Ambassador Louis B. Susman Announcement of Winning Architect for Design of New U.S. Embassy   AMB SUSMAN: Good afternoon. I would like to welcome the press to an exciting moment in the history of the U.S. Embassy in London. Today we take an important step forward toward creating a new United States Embassy – a ...
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New Embassy Design Concept

Winning design concept   As Prepared by KieranTimberlake KieranTimberlake’s concept for the New London Embassy is the result of their efforts to resolve, in architectural terms, what an embassy aspires to be and what present realities dictate it must do. The expressive challenge is to give form to the core beliefs of our democracy – transparency, openness, ...
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