US promises iconic mission

The US Embassy recently held a public exhibition of its plans to relocate to Wandsworth, giving residents a chance to air their views about the project. The US has identified a five-acre site for the building in Nine Elms, located between Battersea Power Station and New Covent Garden Market.

Officials said the “iconic” embassy would act as a catalyst for wider regeneration. A shortlist of designs is expected soon, and a planning application will be submitted to Wandsworth Council this spring