A 70-storey tower block is planned for Blackfriars Road. At 738 feet it will have the highest flats in Britain.
The architect for new building is Ian Simpson who has produced the scheme for Beetham. The developer is known for high rise developments including one recently rejected by Brighton Council.
The Blackfriars Road building proposal includes an hotel and a viewing gallery.
Paddy Hugh of English Heritage has expressed concern that Southwark Council had yet to publish a Tall Buildings Policy. The Council, despite holding consultation seminars with architects, developers and residents, says that it does not yet have a publication date.
Beetham recently staged at short notice a thinly attended consultation at the Nautical School but gave no information about the design or height of its proposed building.