Contract signed to deliver the Chancery Rosewood on former U.S. Embassy site
Multiplex has signed the contract with Qatari Diar to deliver its Chancery Rosewood retail and luxury hotel development in Mayfair, continuing the relationship established between the two companies on Qatari Diar’s Chelsea Barracks Phase IV scheme.
Multiplex is very proud to be awarded the contract for the Chancery Rosewood. We have assembled a fantastic team and look forward to working closely with Qatari Diar to deliver an exceptional new destination in this historic part of Mayfair – safely, sustainably, and to the highest quality standards.
The Grade II listed building at 30 Grosvenor Square, which previously housed the U.S. Embassy before its relocation in 2018, is being redesigned by British architect Sir David Chipperfield as a new Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® retail destination and luxury hotel. It will include 139 guest rooms and suites designed by French architect Joseph Dirand, publicly accessible spaces including a variety of formal and casual dining and entertainment spaces, a Yabu Pushelberg designed Asaya integrative wellness facility, five flagship retail spaces and a grand ballroom.
The building’s original features and mid-century characteristics have been retained, including its Grade II listed façade and unique diagrid ceiling, which have been restored and repurposed. In addition to the retained fabric on site, more than 4000 individual elements have been carefully disassembled for cleaning and refurbishment before being reinstalled into the building during the final construction phase. These include original details such as stone cladding for the interior, mullions, window handles and, most prominently, the golden eagle sculpture crowning the building.
The Chancery Rosewood is aspiring to be the first five-star hotel in the UK to achieve a BREEAM Excellent sustainability rating.
Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, CEO of Qatari Diar, said:
The announcement of The Chancery Rosewood name and the award of the contractor appointment to Multiplex marks a significant milestone in the transformation of Grosvenor Square, and is a project that we are extremely proud to be delivering as part of our ongoing investment into UK real estate.