Plans to add 11 floors to CIT and Jadwa Investments's South Bank Tower have been approved by Southwark Council's planning committee.
The move will see architect Richard Seifert’s 1978 office building, formerly known as King’s Reach Tower, increase in height from 30 to 41 storeys to accommodate a further 18 flats as part of its redevelopment.
Planning permission for the conversion and extension of the Stamford Street building was granted in 2011, but earlier this year CIT and Jawa submitted revised proposals to further increase the height of the structure, doubling the number of flats at the top from 18 to 36.
Following this week’s decision, the scheme will now boast a total of 191 flats. It will have retail units at ground level, and office space up to the 9th floor.
"We've already surpassed one degree of global warming," said Kristen Buida, manager of the London Climate Change Partnership.