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24 June 2022 0

More than 100 people gathered outside the United States embassy in London to protest against today’s decision to scrap the constitutional right to abortion. The US Supreme Court ended protections for abortion that have been in place for nearly 50 years by deciding to overturn the landmark Roe v Wade ruling. It is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half of US states.
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9 May 2022

We have been informed by the Metropolitan Police of a planned protest taking place Saturday 14th from 12pm – 2pm outside the American Embassy. At present there are no plans to close Nine Elms Lane, however, the police have informed us that they are prepared to do so should they have concern for safety. If this is the case, we will unfortunately not have much advance notice as this situation will be very fluid.In the event of Nine Elms Lane being closed we will not be able to accommodate any vehicle movements. We ask in advance for your kind understanding. Our security team is aware and will monitor the situation as it develops.We Thank You for your patience and cooperation.Embassy Gardens Team  


30 May 2018 0

Apart from it’s boxy architecture, the US Embassy in London is also noted for the lake and garden that surround it. Oh, and a US President who publicly derided his own outpost of political power in the UK. The lake and gardens are an integral part of the new Embassy in Nine Elms, being not just decorative and thanks to water reclamation, environmental, but also part of the defensive structure around the building. The moat lake only protects one side, the side where high speed vehicles could approach from, and if they were to do so, they’d fall down a sloping garden, into a lake and be stopped dead. That’s if they get past the metal bollards that line the border, and are rather pleasingly hidden between two hedges.
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12 January 2018 0

The US Embassy in London approved design plans for a new building in the Nine Elms area of Wandsworth on 23 February 2010. Kieran Timberlake is the designer of the new embassy and its surrounding green spaces. The US Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations chose the architects through an international competition. Comprising UK and US leaders in the fields of architecture, diplomacy and academia, the jury selected four firms for the final phase of the competition out of nine shortlisted designs. Kieran Timberlake was chosen for its modern, secure and environment-friendly architectural design. The three other firms were Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, Richard Meier & Partners and Morphosis Architects.

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19 December 2017 0

On December 18, Ordnance Survey (OS) was joined by Deputy Chief of Mission, Lew Lukens, from the U.S. Embassy to accurately survey and map the new building. Mr. Lukens worked with OS Surveyor, Steve Ives, to capture the new Embassy and its surrounding site. Using precision GPS equipment, the surveying duo mapped the state of the art building to centimetre accuracy. The survey work was then added to Ordnance Survey’s master map database which contains over 500 million geographic features of the nation.

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