Designed by renowned master architect Renzo Piano and developed by Sellar Property, The Shard now stands at 310m (1,016 ft).
The Shard immediately adjacent to London Bridge Station will rest elegantly on the London skyline, providing a welcome new symbol for the world financial capital. The Shard replaces the Southwark Tower, a 1970’s building located on London Bridge Street.
Increasing density in central London, particularly near major public transport nodes, is key to London’s future development. Improving the efficiency of the public transport system and maximising the use of space around transport hub is essential.
The Shard offers high density vertical development at a transport hub and will be the UK’s first truly mixed use tower, devised to interface with London on many levels.
The View from The Shard is the highest vantage point from any building in Western Europe and almost twice as high as any other viewing point in London.