THE SHARD PRESENTATION

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Topics: 2009, London
THE VERTICAL
CITY

The iconic tower has redefined the
London skyline and is already an international symbol for London
GENERAL INFORMATION
Status

Complete

Architectural Style

Neo-Futurism

Location

32 London Bridge Street London
SE1 9SG

Coordinates

51.5045°N 0.0865°W

Construction
Started

March 2009

Completed

July 2012

Opening

1 February 2013

Owner

State of Qatar (95%)
Sellar Property Group (5%)

HEIGHT
Architectural

309.6 M (1,016 ft.)

Observatory

244.3M (802 ft.)

Floor count

95

Floor area

110,000 Sq. M

Lifts/Elevators

44

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
Architect

Renzo Piano

Developer

Sellar Property Group

Structural
Engineer

WSP Global
(structural
engineers)
Robert Bird Group
(concrete temporary works), Ischebaeck Titan on most floors 40+
(concrete support)

THE CONCEPT
• The Shard was conceived as a building with multiple uses: a vertical city where people could live, work and relax.
• It comprises world-class offices, awardwining restaurants, the 5-star Shangri-La
Hotel, exclusive residences and the UK’s highest viewing gallery, The View from
The Shard, offering 360-degree views.
• referred to as the Shard of Glass
• The glass-clad pyramidal tower has 72 habitable floors, with a viewing gallery and open-air observation deck on the 72nd floor, at a height of 244.3 meters
(802 ft.).
• It was designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano

LAYOUT

Floor

Floor area

Space designation

73 – 87

Spire

68 – 72

758 sq. m. (8, 159 sq. ft.)

The view from the Shard (observatory)

53 – 65

5, 772 sq. m. (62, 129 sq. ft.)

Residences

34 – 52

Shangri-La Hotel

31 – 33

5, 945 sq. m. (63, 991 sq. ft.)

Restaurants (Hutong, Bollix and Aqua Shard

28

South Hook Gas

27

Aram Partners

26

52,322 sq. m. (563,189 sq. ft.)

Offices

24 – 25

The Office Group

19 – 23

52,322 sq. m. (563,189 sq. ft.)

Offices

18

Gallup

17

Warwick Business School and Foresight

16

Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera UK London Studio
and

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