The Quill, a planned 31-storey building adjacent to London Bridge, has been given planning approval by Southwark Council.
The decision means that, with More London already well-established as a business hub and the construction of the Shard at an advanced stage, the next phase of development at London Bridge is beginning to take shape.
The growth of London Bridge as a southern companion to the City is one of the main drivers of Brockley's long-term development. While the Quill will be built to provide new accommodation for Kings College London's international students rather than house office workers, it will bring more life to the forlorn southern side of the station and its approval in-spite of strong criticism from CABE clears the way for a much bigger project on the south side of the station - Three Spires.
Three Spires is another development from Sellar Group, which also led the development of the Shard. It is reportedly going through a redesign process, which could see significant height reductions (the tallest of the three towers was mooted to be 250m).