The Dutch Embassy is set to relocate from Hyde Park Gate to Nine Elms on the South Bank in 2017.
Ballymore Group has now completed a deal with The Kingdom of the Netherlands which will see the embassy move to a 50,000 sq ft site as part of the Embassy Gardens development on Nine Elms Lane.
It will sit adjacent to the new US Embassy which is currently under construction. The Americans are also expected to move to Nine Elms from their current address in Grosvenor Square in 2017.
John Mulryan, UK Managing Director of Ballymore Group said:
“I am delighted that the Dutch Embassy has chosen Embassy Gardens as its new home in London. Embassy Gardens has been recognised by both UK and international audiences as an exceptional one-off landmark development which will be at the heart of a new and exciting destination for central London”
Helen Fisher, Programme Director of Nine Elms on the South Bank said:
“The relocation of the Dutch Embassy to Nine Elms, the growing interest from international audiences and the pace and quality of development and regeneration is central to the area becoming recognised as the emerging landmark destination for London. This, coupled with investment in the surrounding infrastructure, including an extension to the Northern Line, makes Nine Elms an important driver for London’s future growth.”
With 2,000 homes, Embassy Gardens is set to be a vibrant, lively new destination for London, masterplanned by Sir Terry Farrell.
The development is set around a Linear Park and includes 130,000 sq ft of retail space, including Waitrose and two new bar and restaurant concepts from The Inception Group.
For more information visit www.embassygardens.com