David Grevemberg claimed finding a permanent home for the CGF at the "heart of the Commonwealth family" had been a key focus for the organisation ©CGF

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) have officially moved into their new headquarters on Pall Mall in London.

An official welcome event took place at the site, named Commonwealth House, which will also house the Royal Commonwealth Society and the Commonwealth Local Government Forum.

Commonwealth House contains refurbished offices and meeting spaces for the organisations, with the move seen as an opportunity to deepen the collaboration between those present at the site.

This will help with the CGF's Transformation 2022 initiative, it is hoped, which aims for the organisation to develop into a "more global movement".

"Partnerships sit at the heart of Transformation 2022 and we enjoy incredibly positive partnerships with colleagues across the Commonwealth family to promote the Commonwealth, deliver projects or showcase initiatives through sport," said CGF chief executive David Grevemberg.

"Finding a permanent home for the CGF at the heart of the Commonwealth family has been a key focus of the President and management team.

"Following the exciting announcement in June at a special event with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as part of her 90th birthday celebrations, we’re thrilled to finally move into our new offices at Commonwealth House on Pall Mall, joining the Commonwealth Secretariat alongside the Royal Commonwealth Society and Commonwealth Local Government Forum.

"We hope this is the beginning of an inspiring and impactful new era of Commonwealth-wide collaborations and celebrations built on shared values."

A welcome event took place to mark the move into the new headquarters ©CGF
A welcome event took place to mark the move into the new headquarters ©CGF

It is hoped the hub will provide the organisations with greater opportunities to work together, while it has been suggested that other Commonwealth organisations could access and benefit from the facilities during visits to London.

Similar hubs could also be set up across the Commonwealth in the future, it has been claimed.

The CGF had been previously based at the CAN Mezzanine in Old Street in Shoreditch, also in London.

They had relocated to the site from its former offices at a building in Piccadilly owned by EON Productions, the film production company that makes the James Bond movies.

The offices reaffirm the organisation's roots in the city, with a proposal from the CGF to be incorporated as a private company limited by guarantee in the United Kingdom passed last month.

Malaysian former CGF President Tunku Imran dropped controversial plans in 2014 to relocate the offices from London to his country's capital Kuala Lumpur, following protests from several countries, particularly those from Africa.