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U.S. Mission Breaks Ground for New Embassy in LondonNov 13, 2014 - Today, in an important symbol of our enduring friendship with the United Kingdom, U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom Matthew W. Barzun, Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, Lydia Muniz, and Ravi Govindia, Leader of Wandsworth Council broke ground on the new U.S. Embassy in the Nine Elms neighborhood in London.

The new Embassy is expected to be completed in 2017 and will be constructed by B.L. Harbert International of Birmingham, Alabama.

During the brief ceremony, Ambassador Barzun commented: “Today is for celebrating a new facet of the special relationship.  The U.S. and the U.K. have long been partners in development across the globe.  But today we celebrate a different kind of development -- the continued development and evolution of London itself.  We are proud to be putting down roots in Nine Elms.  And we’re proud to provide an anchor for more businesses and jobs, bringing thousands of new neighbors to fuel economic revitalization here.”