Plans for a new 25-storey building on Newington Causeway - including an 125-room Premier Inn hotel - have been revealed.
Earlier this month developer Neobrand held public exhibitions of its proposals for the former Northwood's garage site at 87 Newington Causeway.
Neobrand is proposing a 25-storey tower with Premier Inn occupying levels 1 to 6.
The proposed hotel would be the Whitbread-owned chain's sixth in SE1.
The upper part of the building would accommodate 70-74 homes, including on-site affordable housing.
SPPARC says the design incorporates a satin-brushed polished zinc perforated rain screen as a reference to Michael Faraday's early experiments with the voltaic pile. The famous Victorian scientist was born in nearby Newington Butts.
A planning application has yet to be submitted to Southwark Council.