Building work has begun on the Sellar Property Group’s Fielden House development – a 26-storey project, which will sit alongside The Shard near London Bridge.
The residential tower, designed by The Shard architect, Renzo Piano, will feature 148 apartments, around 1,800sq m of retail, and 1,200sq m of public space.
The scheme will replace a 1950s office building on London Bridge Street and is located between The Shard and the News Building.
Work is scheduled for completion in 2018.
"We've already surpassed one degree of global warming," said Kristen Buida, manager of the London Climate Change Partnership.