Early plans for a 25-storey tower in Shand Street - just across the road from Southwark Council's headquarters in Tooley Street - have been revealed.
Outline details of the proposal are contained in a screening request to council planners, but no details of the developer or architect are given.
Last year Travelodge approached planners with a proposal for an 11-storey hotel on the same site.
The Shand Street site was part of a cluster of buildings purchased by the British Telecom Pension Scheme in 2011 as part of a £27 million deal.
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