One of London’s most impressive and distinctive 21st century developments, Embassy Gardens, boasts incredible views of Battersea, Westminster and Central London. Embassy Gardens is based in the heart (and is the flagship) of Nine Elms on the Southbank regeneration area, which comprises thousands of luxury homes, workspaces, and amenities. The construction of both the US and Dutch Embassy buildings within the Nine Elms area help anchor the development as a true geopolitical district – and somewhere the whole city is very excited about.
Not only is Embassy Gardens one of the most impressive, prominent and prestigious places to live, with floor-to-ceiling windows and skyline views flooded with natural light, the residents benefit from a wealth of amenities including a cinema, gym, lounge, concierge service and notably, London’s Most Exclusive Pool.
The transparent pool sits on the Sky Deck, suspended 35 feet above street level. The revolutionary Embassy Gardens pool allows you to swim in mid-air above the city, with panoramic views all around the pool walls. It can be described as the perfect escape from the busy London life, with a roof-top oasis and a private bar. If you’re a night owl, the roof-top bar is open till late, with parties and events you’ll not want to miss.
Creating London’s Most Exclusive Pool
Tristan Stout, the Senior Development Manager at Ballymore, had the idea to create an outdoor swimming pool on the rooftop of the two Legacy buildings, for the residents to relax and unwind. Whilst planning and calculating his idea with architects from Arup Associates, they realised the swimming pools would be too small and it most likely wouldn’t work out.
Tristan and his team decided the best route of adding a rooftop swimming pool, was to create a pool that stretches between the two buildings, so you could even swim from one building to another. This idea revolutionised Embassy Gardens, with the world’s first ‘Sky Pool’. As different ideas developed, they eventually decided to use an acrylic structure, for a transparent pool. They wanted pedestrians to be able to look up and still be able to see the sky without a big, opaque swimming pool blocking their views, whilst allowing the residents in the pool to still be able to look down at the impressive London landscape.
Engineers from Eckersley O’Callaghan drafted the detailed drawings to bring the idea to life, then the rest is history!
Weighing 50 tonnes, the 25 metre long acrylic pool sits within a 14 metre gap between the two buildings, which can be seen from a far distance with the Embassy Gardens pool offering five modes of lighting.
Brian Eckersley, the Director of Eckersley O’Callaghan and one of the Sky Pool structural engineers involved in the project, says “‘There’s never been something transparent spanning two buildings like this. Once you swim off, you can look right down. It will be like flying.”
Europe’s largest regeneration zone
Before planning and development of the Nine Elms district and Embassy Gardens, the area was commonly thought of as ‘wasted’ with no real purpose. It has now developed into an incredible residential development and is considered Europe’s largest regeneration zone, with over 18,000 homes and 39 development sites across 561 acres and the world’s first floating ‘sky pool’.
The leading regeneration zone of Nine Elms brings in around 25,000 new jobs, improved transport links, restaurants, schools and green public spaces with landscaped gardens. Nine Elms brings a fresh, vibrant and energetic sense of community amongst its occupied residents.
Other exciting amenities of Embassy Gardens
With quality design from some of the world’s best architects, planners and designers and high specifications, Embassy Gardens is the place to be! There are plenty of things for residents to benefit from, including;
Private cinema: A luxury cinema with comfortable sofas and regular screenings of films and sporting events.
Edison Suite: For those who wish to focus on some work away from the hustle and bustle of busy London life, the Edison Suite has workstations and meeting rooms.
Gym & Spa: Embassy Gardens Club Membership allows you to relax in the sauna or steam rooms to take the stress out of your working day, or opt for a session at their gym to make use of weights, yoga classes and pilates sessions.
Belmont Pool: Whilst we know the Sky Pool will be extremely popular amongst residents, they still have the option of heading down to the Belmont Pool for a relaxed, late-night swim.
Lobby & Foyer: The contemporary and elegant lobby and foyer gives you a jaw-dropping entrance into the building, with black and white marble flooring and dark, stylish furniture.
Beckett Lounge: The Beckett Lounge in Embassy Gardens is a social hub and cosy lounge for all residents to work and play.
The Ravine: In an urban and tropical setting, The Ravine offers a bold, bright and green nature space for residents to enjoy. This can be a great space for a photo backdrop, too!
Sky Deck & Orangery: If you’re looking for a bit of peacefulness and relaxation, you can head straight to the Sky Deck & Orangery. It’s a great place to enjoy a glass of champagne whilst watching the sun go down over the London skyline.
Valet car parking: The option to have valet car parking means residents won’t need to worry about parking or retrieving their car in the car park.
24-hr Concierge: The Embassy Gardens concierge service runs 24-hrs a day if you ever need assistance, parcels to be collected or even a concierge to keep hold of your key. 24-hr Security: You can feel safe at home in Embassy Gardens, with a 24-hr security service present at all times.
How JOHNS&CO can help you
If you’re interested in the Embassy Garden apartments, take a look at our Embassy Gardens properties we have available. We are extremely excited to have been chosen as the onsite agent for Embassy Gardens, so our team at the JOHNS&CO Nine Elms branch will be more than pleased to help with your enquiries.
Get in touch with us to find out more about what the extraordinary and innovative Embassy Gardens has to offer.