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Admiralty Arch

Triumphal arch, government building in London, England / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Admiralty Arch is a landmark building in London providing road and pedestrian access between The Mall, which extends to the southwest, and Trafalgar Square to the northeast. Admiralty Arch, commissioned by King Edward VII in memory of his mother, Queen Victoria, and designed by Aston Webb, is now a Grade I listed building. In the past, it served as residence of the First Sea Lord and was used by the Admiralty. Until 2011, the building housed government offices. In 2012, the government sold the building on a 125-year lease for £60m for a proposed redevelopment into a Waldorf Astoria luxury hotel and four apartments. The hotel is scheduled to open in late 2023.[1]

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Admiralty Arch
Admiralty Arch seen from The Mall, June 2009
Admiralty Arch is located in Central London
Admiralty Arch
Location of Admiralty Arch in central London
General information
StatusGrade I listed
TypeTriumphal arch, government building
Architectural styleNeoclassical
AddressThe Mall
Town or cityLondon, SW1
CountryUnited Kingdom
Coordinates51°30′24″N 0°07′43″W
Current tenantsPrime Investors Capital
Completed1912; 111 years ago (1912)
ClientKing Edward VII
OwnerHM Government
Design and construction
Architect(s)Aston Webb
Main contractorJohn Mowlem & Co