Embassy Gardens

The centrepiece of the new Nine Elms district

Embassy Gardens, Nine Elms, SW8



The centrepiece of the new Nine Elms district is formed by Embassy Gardens. This is where the thinking behind the masterplan finds its most eloquent expression; a place of dramatic new commercial and residential buildings set in open, fluid spaces, that lifts the spirits and creates an immediate sense of belonging.

Embassy Gardens lives up to its name with thoughtfully designed and landscaped public squares, parks and gardens radiating off the Linear Park – the soft backbone running through the whole of Nine Elms. This is a place designed to be lived, worked and wandered in.

This is a place designed with people in mind. A rich mix of restaurants, bars and cafés, hotels, shops and enterprising businesses promises the neighbourhood a lively, busy street life with the cosmopolitan feel London has become famous for.

The most striking feature of the proposed apartment buildings in Embassy Gardens is their variety of style, size and character.

While the buildings and open spaces of Embassy Gardens have an exciting, lively rhythm about them, the apartment interiors have a more restrained feel of certainty and timelessness. The aesthetic is inspired by classic 1950s American design which manifests itself through the creative use of space, materials and detailing. Generous spaces and floor to ceiling windows together with materials such as marble and walnut parquet flooring quietly impart quality and class, reinforcing the sense of solidity and enduring good taste. Magnificent views of the Thames, London landmarks and beyond feature across the development. Balconies, themselves a great feature of the typical Manhattan apartment, provide private outdoor spaces, many of which are wintergardens or a suntrap for balconies facing south.


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.


Vauxhall Tube (zone 1) and Rail Station is just nine minutes walk from Embassy Gardens. The station sits on the heart of London’s Underground network with the Victoria Line connecting to destinations
right across the city. A footbridge over the Thames is planned, which would make Pimlico a mere five minutes walk away.

If you’re travelling further afield, Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports can be reached in less than an
hour. London’s Heliport is only 5 minutes away by taxi. All of London’s universities are also within easy
travelling distance of Embassy Gardens.

You are within an hour of London’s 3 major airports

Travel connections are exceptional for helicopter, plane, road, river and rail. Private jets and scheduled flights can be reached at London City airport, just 30 minutes away. Land your helicopter at London Heliport, just a few minutes down river at Battersea. For rail connections to Europe, St Pancras International is a 15-minute journey.

Heathrow Airport: 15.5 Miles
New Bond Street: 2.8 Miles
London Heliport: 3.1 Miles
Royal Opera House: 2.2 Miles
The IVY:  2.6 Miles
Buckingham Palace: 1.9 Miles
Hyde Park: 1.9 Miles
Sloane Street: 2 Miles
London Eye: 1.2 Miles



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