Green light for London ‘Jenga tower’

Aaron Morby 12 months ago
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Plans to build a 53-storey landmark tower near to Blackfriars Bridge in London have gained planning.

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.

Jenga tower

New tower would be the tallest building in the proposed Blackfriars Bridge cluster on the south bank of the Thames

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