Embassy Gardens


  • Client: Ballymore
  • Value: £14 million
  • Location: Nine Elms, London

Embassy Gardens is one of the key regeneration nodes of Nine Elms, on the south bank of the river Thames, comprising of a series of multi-storey buildings in a crescent around the new American Embassy.

Lee Marley have carried out the scaffolding and brickwork over a number of phases. Glazed bricks were used on blocks H4 and H5 requiring meticulous setting out and exceptional quality of construction to ensure a cohesive appearance that matched the architects design intent. Work started on the 2nd floors to allow access to the cores. Offsite produced lintels and soffits were used enabling an accelerated programme.

The project was fast paced with scaffold being erected on multiple blocks, ranging from 10 to 24 storeys, concurrently. A highlight of the project was designing and installing a temporary bridge between two buildings at the 10th floor to allow the installation of London’s first sky pool.