US Embassy plans go in

us embassyThe US Government has submitted detailed plans forĀ its new embassy complex in the Nine Elms regeneration area.

The scheme was awarded outline planning consent in 2010. The new application provides more detail on the proposed appearance of the buildings, site layout, landscaping and access arrangements.

us embassyThe Kieran Timberlake designed scheme is centred around “the Chancery” – an 11 storey cube shaped building, with a glazed north facing elevation and three other elevations with a distinctive outer shell made from a ethylene tetraffluoroethylene (ETFE), with integrated photovoltaic panels to harvest solar energy.

Three single storey entrance pavilions would be located on the perimeter of the site to control access to the main building.

Photovoltaic panels would be installed on the roof and the main vehicle access to the site would be from Ponton Road which is currently being realigned.

The scheme would provide new public open space including landscaped gardens, walkways and a large pond designed by Olin landscape architects. There would also be space set aside for a new Barclay cycle hire docking station.

The area immediately south of the site is set to become a new public plaza. This new open space would form a key link in a linear park which will run all the way through Nine Elms from Vauxhall Cross to Battersea Powers Station.


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