Work is scheduled to start in the summer of 2018 following the demolition of the existing viaduct structure, which will begin immediately.

Michele Steel, strategic planning director of Vita Group, said: “With Embankment 101 and CitySuites, the whole Embankment area is really starting to take shape so we’re delighted with the decision to enhance the area further and we’re looking forward to starting on site.”

John Badman, director of CallisonRTKL, added: “We are pleased to have worked collaboratively with Vita Group to design a scheme that has been given the seal of approval.”