Photographer: Åke E:son Lindman
Sveriges ambassad i London.
London, United Kingdom. Embassy of Sweden
The Embassy of Sweden has been located in the Marylebone district since 1983, just a few minutes' walk from Oxford Street and Hyde Park. The building rises over five floors, plus a basement. Here you can also find Business Sweden, Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Visit Sweden. In 2015-16 the National Property Board Sweden is renovating the building.
Built in 1957, the building was previously a Jewish school. The architects were F R S Yorke, E Rosenberg and C S Mardall (see photo). The flat slab construction uses reinforced concrete, with outer walls in concrete and facing brick, plus a flat roof. The building has central heating and air conditioning, as well as two lifts, one in the chancery and one in the secondary stairwell. The premises were fully refurbished and tailored to the needs of the Embassy in 1983, with the help of architects Dennis E Saundery (UK) and Björn Hultén (Sweden). New lifts were installed in 2004.
More of Sweden
The third floor houses the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Visit Sweden. Their offices were fitted out in 2001 and are entirely separate from the Embassy. They have a separate entrance and their own address. In addition to the technical installations, the basement also boasts a large assembly room, acessible to all. Each organisation has a separate tenancy agreement with the National Property Board Sweden (SFV). In the beginning of 2015 the whole building is set up for a total renovation including measures for acessability to the entrance and the assembly room in the basement. The renovation will end in the autumn of 2016.
11, Montagu Place
W1H 2AL, London