A new US Embassy to be located in south-west London has been granted outline planning permission by Wandsworth Council.

The outline designs for the 100m tall tower have been created by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects, bdonline.com reports.

Four architects have been shortlisted in the tower design competition and they will present to the jury in January 2010.

The application has now been submitted to the Mayor of London for formal perusal.