The building dubbed the ‘Jenga Tower’ because of its blocked facade would be the tallest of a proposed cluster of buildings.
These include Berkeley Group’s boomerang-shaped residential block at No 1 Blackfriars presently under construction.
Southwark Council granted planning consent to the 183.5m tall tower, designed by architect Wilkinson Eyre, last night.
Developer Black Pearl’s 18 Blackfriars Road scheme will include both private and affordable housing, a hotel, office space, and a music venue in a group of six buildings.
The scheme will now need to be rubber stamped by London’s mayor.