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US Embassy building on Grosvenor Square in 2013.

US Embassy building on Grosvenor Square in 2013.

10. March 2013
Statue of Dwight D. Eisenhower in front of the US Embassy on Grosvenor Square

Statue of Dwight D. Eisenhower in front of the US Embassy on Grosvenor Square

10. March 2013
US Embassy in 2009

US Embassy in 2009

8. September 2009
24 Grosvenor Square in 2009

24 Grosvenor Square in 2009

8. September 2009

30 Grosvenor Square

24-31 Grosvenor Square, London W1A 2LQ

Description of 30 Grosvenor Square

30 Grosvenor Square is a Grade II listed building in Mayfair, London W1.

The building, designed by Finnish architect Eero Saarinen, has been home to Embassy of the United States of America since 1960.

In November 2016, Qatari Diar was granted planning permission for the redevelopment of 30 Grosvenor Square.

The development will comprise a hotel and with retail elements on the ground and basement floors.

Work will start shortly after the embassy staff moves to their new building in Battersea in early 2017.

Qatari Diar purchased the site following a decision in 2013 by the United States Government to relocate the Embassy to Nine Elms in Battersea, which will happen in early 2017. Our proposal is to redevelop the site to introduce a landmark hotel along with retail elements on the ground and basement floors and significant public realm improvements.

2016 November - planning permission granted.
2016 April - Public exhibition from 11.-16. April.
2016 May - the developer is expected to submit planning application

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News & Comments: (2)

2016/11/19 10:20

Westminster City Council has decided to grant planning permission at American Embassy, 24-31 Grosvenor Square, London, W1A 1AE, for:

Alterations to the existing building including retention & repair of the front and side facades, part demolition & replacement of the rear facade, rear extension of the 2nd-5th floors, removal of existing & introduction of a new 6th floor, introduction of a new set-back 7th floor, extension of the existing basement levels to include two additional basement levels (including one mezzanine level), installation of roof plant & plant screen, public realm works including hard & soft landscaping, removal of the security kiosks, fencing, bollards & gates/barriers to Blackburne's Mews & Culross Street, removal & replacement of 6 No. trees on the Grosvenor Square frontage & re-opening of the road on the western side of the Square, all in connection with the use of the building as a hotel (Class C1) comprising up to 137 hotel rooms, with flexible retail/restaurant use at part 1st floor, ground floor and basement 1 (Class A1/Class A3/Class C1), flexible retail at part ground and first floor levels (Class A1/Class C1), flexible restaurant/bar use at part 7th floor (Class A3/Class A4/Class C1), leisure/spa facilities within part basement (Class D2/Class C1) & ancillary ballroom, event spaces, back of house facilities & associated car, cycle parking & servicing facilities accessed from Blackburne's Mews; other associated internal works including replacement of all windows with double glazing, and external works including removal of the glacis & balustrade, reconfiguration of front & side entrances & steps & addition of canopies over each entrance & relocation of Eagle sculpture to centre of the front elevation of new 6th floor.

Source: Westminster City Council meeting on 15.11.2016 ref no 16/06423/FULL

2016/04/06 11:05

Public exhibition introducing the plans for the redevelopment of the US Embassy building on Grosvenor Square will be held over 6 days at 24 Grosvenor Hill, W1K 3QB

The exhibition will be open:
• Monday 11 April from 3pm to 7pm
• Tuesday 12 April from 3pm to 7pm
• Wednesday 13 April from 3pm to 7pm
• Thursday 14 April from 3pm to 7pm
• Friday 15 April from 3pm to 7pm
• Saturday 16 April from 11am to 2pm

Access to the building by the ground floor entrance on Grosvenor Hill.


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