Designed by Renzo Piano, the Shard, will be London’s tallest building. At 1000 feet and over 80 floors the Shard will provide unsurpassed views of the City, Greater London, the home counties, and even as far as France. The development will be the key catalyst towards the improvement of the entire London Bridge area, and a highly sustainable, brilliant icon of the new London skyline. The tower is uniquely pyramid-shaped, transparent, luminous and slender, in the tradition of the masts and towers of the Thameside.
The Shard combines office, hotel and residential populations with public spaces. This unique mix creates a complex people-moving challenge, solved by using double-deck local and shuttle lifts, with destination-control systems as well as a core design developed in a manner akin to the proverbial “swiss watch”. This combination of space-saving and leading-edge lift technology was pioneered by MovvéO (formerly Lerch Bates). We are proud to be associated with this innovative and important project and look forward to another successful association with project managers Turner & Townsend; constructors Mace; and the project architects Renzo Piano.