The Shard & The News Building

Part of the overall London Bridge Quarter (LBQ) development, The Shard is now the tallest building in Western Europe. It cost more than £500 million to develop; creating records for budget, height and scale. With 82 stories ranging in use from 5 star hotels, penthouses, offices and restaurants, the building was opened in 2012 by the Lord Mayor of London and now attracts thousands of visitors every week to the special viewing station on the 68th floor.

Zutec was brought in by the client, The Sellar Group, to manage the snagging and commission process. Working with tablets in the field, Zutec was able to identify, monitor and sign off snags and ensure a smooth handover of the building in 2013. Following the successful handover of The Shard, Zutec was then engaged on The News Building.

Now in operations Zutec is continuously used as the source of truth of these developments, with tenancy and refurbishment works continuously updated and uploaded on to the system.

The Shard & News Building

Height of the Shard

Height of the Shard

310 meters

Cost

Cost

£640,000,000

Gross Area

Gross Area

125,263m²

Who Was Involved

Architect

Architect

Renzo Piano

Engineer

Engineer

WSP

Project Managers

Project Managers

Turner & Townsend

Main Contractor

Main Contractor

MACE