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30 Grosvenor Square (U.S. Embassy)

Client Qatari Diar
Turley office London
Status Ongoing
LPA Westminster City Council

Adaptive re-use of listed Embassy Building in London

Our role

  • Supporting Qatari Diar in preparing and submitting applications to Westminster City Council for the redevelopment of 30 Grosvenor Square, previously the Embassy of the United States of America.
  • Providing heritage, townscape and visual impact services and advice, working alongside David Chipperfield Architects.
  • Liaising with Historic England and presenting proposals to the London Advisory Committee.

Results

  • Securing planning permission and listed building consent.
  • The repurposing of a historically and architecturally significant building which, upon completion in 1960, was the first purpose-built chancery building in London and is remembered by many as the scene of major anti-Vietnam war protests in 1968.
  • Enabling the redevelopment of this Grade II listed building, the first project outside the United States by renowned Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen, as a leisure and hospitality destination through adaptive re-use.

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