Only eight minutes walk from Vauxhall Station, the riverside location of Embassy Gardens is a much prized rarity in London’s Zone 1.
Located in Zone 1, the Ambassador Building takes in spectacular, traditional views of London, such as the River Thames, Westminster and the Houses of Parliament, as well as newly formed icons such as the London Eye and the Shard.
The decision to move the American Embassy to Nine Elms was made in 2008. US Ambassador Robert Tuttle said “This has been a long and careful process. In the end, we realized that the goal of a modern, secure and environmentally sustainable Embassy could best be met by constructing a new facility.”
Architectural competition winner Kieran Timberlake’s iconic design for the new Embassy building and its surroundings gives imaginative form to the core values of the American diplomatic mission – transparency, openness, and equality – and does so in a way that is both secure and welcoming.
Nine Elms could not ask for a greater seal of approval or expression of confidence than the United States Government’s decision to move here.
The presence of the US Embassy is certain to attract other diplomatic missions to re-locate here, as well as fostering a new commercial district for corporations seeking an address that emphatically expresses their substance and status. In that respect alone, Embassy Gardens SW8 already has all the right credentials to become as sought-after an address as Knightsbridge, Belgravia or Mayfair.