Situated on five acres, the new U.S. Embassy in London includes a state-of-the-art, 518,050-square-foot Chancery Building for U.S. Diplomatic Offices, a Marine Security Guard Quarters, a Central Utility Building to support the compound’s utilities, including electrical power transformation/generation, and fire/domestic water treatment, a recreational facility and an underground parking structure.
Most of the buildings are designed as reinforced concrete structures with ballistic-rated walls, glazing, doors and roof decks. Construction is scheduled to complete in 2017. The project is being constructed in conjunction with BL Harbert’s prime subcontractor, Sir Robert McAlpine.