Four architects have been shortlisted to design the new United States Embassy in south London.

The four firms, which under of Department of State rules have to be from the US, were selected from 37 submissions to design the new embassy in Battersea.

New York-based Richard Meier and Partners, which designed the Candy brothers’ 9900 Wilshire in Beverly Hills, is one of the shortlisted parties.

PEI Cobb, designer of the ABN Amro headquarters in Amsterdam, Pennsylvania-based Kieran Timberlake and Morphosis Architects, designer of the Phare Tower at La Defense in Paris, have also been shortlisted.

The firms will now draw up three-dimensional models of their proposals to present to the US State Department’s panel of industry experts in November this year.

The US Embassy is planning to move to Ballymore’s Nine Elms site near Battersea power station in 2016.