McAlpine gets US embassy job

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The Independent Online

Sir Robert McAlpine has partnered with US contractor Harbert to build the new US embassy in Wandsworth, London.

Harbert was appointed earlier this month since, under US State Department rules, a foreign firm is not allowed to carry out the works alone for security reasons.

The £650m job will feature several landscaped defences, including a moat around part of the building to protect the embassy against terrorist attacks.

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