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New London Bridge House to be demolished for skyscraper

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Property developer Irvine Sellar, who plans to build Europe's tallest building, has bought a Sixties office block alongside the site of the proposed London Bridge Tower site.

New London Bridge House, a 20-storey block occupied by five tenants including Standard Chartered Bank, has been sold for 39.5m.

The removal of this building will provide more space at the base of the proposed 60-storey 'shard of glass' which would remove Canary Wharf from Britain's record books and also be the world's sixth tallest building.

Irvine Sellar is awaiting the go-ahead from the government which has the final decision following approval by Southwark Council.

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