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‘Jenga’ tower in Vauxhall gets go-ahead

The controversial ‘Jenga’ tower in Vauxhall, south London, has been approved by planners.

Jenga tower

Residents in the area had objected to the scheme, saying they will lose up to 40% of direct sunlight in autumn and winter.

But the 170m-high tower, which is being developed jointly by McLaren and City Grove, was given the green light by Lambeth Council’s planning committee.

It will be 50 storeys high, with 450 flats, rentable retail units, roof gardens, a gym, and an indoor hall.

Several storeys of the tower, designed by One Nine Elms architect KPF, will cantilever over a smaller 25-storey tower.

Construction is expected to start on the site by 2015 with a projected completion date set for 2018.

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