Councillors in Croydon have unanimously approved plans to build Britain's second tallest building in the town centre.
The council's planning committee said the decision to approve the 68-storey tower block was "one of the hardest decisions ever made".
Buildings at 1-5 Lansdowne Road and Voyager House at 30-32 Wellesley Road are now set to be demolished and replaced with 68 and 41-storey towers with an 11-storey block connecting the two towers.
CZWG Architects LLP has drawn up a dramatic design featuring a four star inter-continental hotel, 330 private and serviced apartments,16500m2 of grade A office space, new leisure centre and a public restaurant and bar with a viewing gallery over Wellesley Road.
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