Grosvenor Square & Nine Elms
To advise the USG on its London Embassy occupational requirement strategy, dispose of its existing site, acquire a new site relocating the US Embassy from Grosvenor Square to Nine Elms, secure planning consent, and manage the delivery phase.
Identify appropriate parties to market 20 Grosvenor Square, resulting in the successful disposal.
C&W was retained to identify and acquire a site for the construction of the new fit for purpose London embassy. Challenging the client’s initial objectives to remain in Mayfair, C&W identified a site at Nine Elms which would deliver the stated objectives, enable creation of a bespoke building and realise cost savings.
Following site acquisition, C&W’s brief was to Develop Manage the new 500,000 sq ft scheme from design development through to the successful securing of planning permission, whilst securing vacant possession and road closures and realignments.
C&W also provided Project Management services advice on the procurement strategy for the appointment of the main build contractor as well as managing out construction risks prior to start on site.
C&W continues to provide PM services during the construction phase.
C&W was able to provide a package of services to assist the client realise its long term occupational requirements within London. The C&W Development team was awarded a 'Certificate of Appreciation' in recognition of the high quality service, being the first non-national supplier to receive the award. C&W is subsequently retained to advise USG across its London portfolio.
The project was also a winner at the New London Architecture Awards 2013.