Shard-current

Key facts


London Bridge Quarter is an ambitious Renzo Piano designed development in central London, which includes the stylish Shard landmark building, the new London Bridge Place office building, a redeveloped station concourse and new bus station around a central piazza. The development is already a feature of the London skyline, 17 months before completion.

The Shard, a mixed use tower, will be the tallest in Western Europe when complete. The tower will contain a 200 bed Shangri-La hotel, restaurants, viewing galleries, offices and retail areas within its 79 tapering floors.

In December 2010 the Shard became the tallest building in the UK, overtaking 1 Canada Place, Canary Wharf, when it reached 72 storeys (215m).

The development site is adjacent to an English Heritage listed rail station, one of the busiest in Europe, and neighbours a bus station and a hospital, it also sits above a London Underground station, all of which must remain fully operational during construction.

Turner & Townsend were appointed as development project and programme manager across the whole of London Bridge Quarter in May 2008. Our team have worked closely with the developer, Sellar, to keep the project on track and commercially viable. Led by Robert Deatker, some of the services we are providing on The Shard, London Bridge Place, London Bridge Bus Station, piazza and concourse are:

  • Project management
  • Contract and dispute management
  • Project controls
  • Design management
  • Risk and opportunity management

The Shard

Height
1,063ft tall (79 storeys)

Volume of concrete
54,000,m³ (22 Olympic swimming pools)

Volume of excavation
60,800m³ (7,600 wagon loads)

Glass area
56,000m² (8 football pitches)

London Bridge Place

Height
243ft (17 storeys)

Floor area
500,000ft²

Contact us

RDeatker Robert Deatker

t: +44 (0) 20 7544 4000 
robert.deatker@turntown.com