daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > European Forums > UK & Ireland Architecture Forums > Projects and Construction > London Metro Area > Completed projects



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old November 7th, 2006, 10:31 AM   #1
wjfox
Futurist
 
wjfox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: L O N D O N
Posts: 37,586
Likes (Received): 6643

The Shard | Southwark | 309m | 72 fl

London Bridge Tower - the "Shard of Glass"
Southwark

Height: 310m | Floors: 72 | Architect: Renzo Piano | Developer: Sellar Property Group

Links: WSP Shard brochure | Official website | Renzo Piano Building Workshop | Skyscrapernews listing | Station redevelopment

Notes:
  • This landmark tower will be the first building in the UK to break the 1000 foot barrier. It will be nearly twice the height of the Gherkin,
    and one of the tallest buildings in Europe.
  • London's first truly "mixed use" tower, the floors will be divided into a mixture of residential, office, hotel, retail and public space.
  • Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the tower was structurally redesigned to improve stability and reduce evacuation times.
  • The tower went through a lengthy public inquiry. It was approved by the Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott, on 19th November 2003.
  • The total cost of the project is in excess of £1.2bn and includes major refurbishment of the neighbouring train and bus stations.
  • The tower has two main tenants lined up - Shangri-La Hotels, who will be occupying floors 34-52 - and Transport for London who will
    take some of the office space.
  • Financial issues plagued the tower for years, but were resolved in 2008 when four Qatari banks took an 80% stake
    in the project (buying-out both CLS and Simon Halabi). All funding and contracts were subsequently secured.
Current Status:
Under construction! Click here for a video of the schedule. The tower will be topped-out in late 2010 and is scheduled for practical completion by May 2012.












---



Thread landmarks

24th Nov 2006 - PwC staff informed that they will vacate Southwark Towers

15th Nov 2007 - Mace chosen to build the Shard

10th Jan 2008 - CLS Holdings sells stake in the Shard

18th Jan 2008 - Halabi sells stake in the Shard

22nd Jan 2008 - Sellar Property Group sets up Qatari consortium to carry out the Shard development

24th Mar 2008 - 'White sheet of death' appears on Southwark Towers

12th Feb 2009 - Demolition of Southwark Towers structure complete

23rd Feb 2009 - Mace secures contract to build the Shard

16th Mar 2009 - Shard officially starts construction

17th Mar 2009 - First piling rig

18th Sep 2009 - First steel column

19th Sep 2009 - Installation of Tower Crane 1

1st Oct 2009 - Installation of Tower Crane 2

10th Oct 2009 - First concrete pillars

25th May 2010 - First glass panel of the external envelope
__________________
FutureTimeline.net...

Nightjar liked this post

Last edited by wjfox; May 25th, 2010 at 09:59 PM.
wjfox está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
 
Old November 7th, 2006, 02:36 PM   #2
Jamandell (d69)
Skyscraperholic
 
Jamandell (d69)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 2,741
Likes (Received): 96

Thanks for starting this!
I'm still fascinated by the prospect of that large spike going half way up the height of the tower.

And wouldn't it be lovely if we at some point got one of those ultra-realistic renders like the one for 122 Leadenhall?
Jamandell (d69) no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 7th, 2006, 11:19 PM   #3
jimbo
Registered User
 
jimbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Leeds/London
Posts: 4,673
Likes (Received): 5

is this the 2nd official thread, or the 3rd? Not sure we'll be up to the level of the Burj Dubai which had about 10 1000 page threads before it even started construction. Mind you, if its another year till PwC exit, and they get Southwark Towers down then we might be onto another Shard London Bridge thread. One can start to get a teensy impatient!
jimbo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 8th, 2006, 05:42 PM   #4
St. Anger
Insomniatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Posts: 90
Likes (Received): 1

some rich people should buy PwC and disband them so we can get a move on with this lol

surely they can't sleep at night knowing what building they're holding up by being there
St. Anger no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 8th, 2006, 06:09 PM   #5
gothicform
Bossman
 
gothicform's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: s****horpe
Posts: 30,938
Likes (Received): 3398

lol PWC are one of the biggest privately owned companies in the world... i think forbes ranks them third.
gothicform no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 8th, 2006, 07:02 PM   #6
metro
Registered User
 
metro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Southsea, Hampshire
Posts: 1,575
Likes (Received): 0

they aint tesco's or asda though.

if they were id be worried. my views on the on the people who run the company are unprintable but anyway.. i wish they'd grow up
metro no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 8th, 2006, 07:13 PM   #7
and-r
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,304
Likes (Received): 3

Quote:
Originally Posted by metro View Post
they aint tesco's or asda though.

if they were id be worried. my views on the on the people who run the company are unprintable but anyway.. i wish they'd grow up
pwc are massive, they have headquaters throughout the world theyre much bigger than tesco as a company. and no developer with sanity would try a just kick them out of anywhere. burning bridges with companies like pwc is never a good idea
and-r no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 8th, 2006, 07:55 PM   #8
jef
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Brussels/London
Posts: 3,349
Likes (Received): 5

PWC is believed to be about to pre-let the last site in the More London development
(More London 7, 400,000 sq ft) as their new london office HQ with delivery
date planned in 2009. Preparation works are underway at More London 7.

Meanwhile PwC has a 100,00 sq ft requirement to relocate the staff
due to leave Southwarks Towers. PwC is said to be close to sub-letting either Bankside 1
from IPC Medias or Bishops Square from Allen & Overy.
jef no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 8th, 2006, 08:48 PM   #9
and-r
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,304
Likes (Received): 3

cheers for the info jef. not really suprised theyve chosen the more london 7 as headquaters. i dont think an accountancy firm would ever warrent pating extra for the sake of being in a landmark building
and-r no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 9th, 2006, 11:30 PM   #10
jimbo
Registered User
 
jimbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Leeds/London
Posts: 4,673
Likes (Received): 5

Quote:
Originally Posted by St. Anger View Post
some rich people should buy PwC and disband them so we can get a move on with this lol

surely they can't sleep at night knowing what building they're holding up by being there


I do wonder what planet some people are on.
jimbo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 9th, 2006, 11:34 PM   #11
jimbo
Registered User
 
jimbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Leeds/London
Posts: 4,673
Likes (Received): 5

Quote:
Originally Posted by jef View Post
PWC is believed to be about to pre-let the last site in the More London development
(More London 7, 400,000 sq ft) as their new london office HQ with delivery
date planned in 2009. Preparation works are underway at More London 7.

Meanwhile PwC has a 100,00 sq ft requirement to relocate the staff
due to leave Southwarks Towers. PwC is said to be close to sub-letting either Bankside 1
from IPC Medias or Bishops Square from Allen & Overy.
the voice of reason and knowledge! I don't see one piece of bad news in that post. Providing the terms are equitable, I'd plump for Bankside 123, PwC already have a big presence south of the river, and I think that this simply consolidates it and adds to the impetus in Southwark. Or something like that.
jimbo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 11th, 2006, 02:10 AM   #12
mole
Registered User
 
mole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 325
Likes (Received): 21

Quote:
Originally Posted by gothicform View Post
lol PWC are one of the biggest privately owned companies in the world... i think forbes ranks them third.
That's not the case. PwC, like the other big accounting firms, is not a single company - it is a series of partnership firms that operate under a common brand but exist as legally separate entities in each country.
mole no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 11th, 2006, 03:16 AM   #13
deanfwj
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 40
Likes (Received): 0

Have any of you guys seen the plans for Borough Market? I beleive it's part of the Shard of glass scheme..anyway in Fridays Southwark News, they have a pic of what they plan it to be like...basically it's like a crap Tesco glass front thing..no imagination absoloutely disgusting..I'm praying this doesn't get approval because it will scar this area irreperably forever...The area they plan to do this to has some fantastic little Georgian/Victorian buildings..surely they must be protected..right?

Sorry for the poor quality of the pic, and if I've posted this in the wrong place.

Last edited by deanfwj; November 13th, 2006 at 09:50 PM. Reason: picture went missing
deanfwj no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 11th, 2006, 03:52 AM   #14
Medo
Moderator
 
Medo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: London
Posts: 18,425
Likes (Received): 372

That would totally ruin the character of Borough Market. It will become like a shopping mall.
Medo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 11th, 2006, 04:27 AM   #15
El_Greco
Flâneur Extraordinaire
 
El_Greco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: London
Posts: 17,728
Likes (Received): 2020

^I agree.Borough Market is great I love it.It has character.

El_Greco no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 11th, 2006, 04:45 PM   #16
Smoggie_Si
Bermondsey Boro
 
Smoggie_Si's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 2,279
Likes (Received): 2

Quote:
Originally Posted by jimbo View Post


I do wonder what planet some people are on.
Planet Naive in a lot of cases it seems!
Smoggie_Si no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 11th, 2006, 04:46 PM   #17
Smoggie_Si
Bermondsey Boro
 
Smoggie_Si's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 2,279
Likes (Received): 2

Quote:
Originally Posted by deanfwj View Post
Have any of you guys seen the plans for Borough Market? I beleive it's part of the Shard of glass scheme..anyway in Fridays Southwark News, they have a pic of what they plan it to be like...basically it's like a crap Tesco glass front thing..no imagination absoloutely disgusting..I'm praying this doesn't get approval because it will scar this area irreperably forever...The area they plan to do this to has some fantastic little Georgian/Victorian buildings..surely they must be protected..right?

Sorry for the poor quality of the pic, and if I've posted this in the wrong place.
Borough Market is threatened by the Crossrail plans I believe.
Smoggie_Si no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 11th, 2006, 09:53 PM   #18
DarJoLe
Registered User
 
DarJoLe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: London
Posts: 17,202
Likes (Received): 1941

Quote:
Originally Posted by Smoggie_Si View Post
Borough Market is threatened by the Crossrail plans I believe.
Thameslink.

And no, it isn't threatened. They are building a new viaduct which means the removal of a couple of buildings, and a new rail line straddling the eastern end of the Market.

Granted, the design of the new viaduct is atrocious, but Borough Market certainly isn't being destroyed.

And anyway, after the Shard is built the area is destined to become the new Islington or Canary Wharf, with stripmalls and gated communities a go-go, so at the end of the day, the market will either have to adapt or die, just like other commercial enterprises have done throughout London's history.
DarJoLe no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 11th, 2006, 10:33 PM   #19
Smoggie_Si
Bermondsey Boro
 
Smoggie_Si's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 2,279
Likes (Received): 2

Quote:
Originally Posted by DarJoLe View Post
Thameslink.

And no, it isn't threatened. They are building a new viaduct which means the removal of a couple of buildings, and a new rail line straddling the eastern end of the Market.

Granted, the design of the new viaduct is atrocious, but Borough Market certainly isn't being destroyed.
OK well that's good news!

Quote:
Originally Posted by DarJoLe View Post
And anyway, after the Shard is built the area is destined to become the new Islington or Canary Wharf, with stripmalls and gated communities a go-go, so at the end of the day, the market will either have to adapt or die, just like other commercial enterprises have done throughout London's history.
I think that Borough Market has been rather successful with adapting, it certainly seems to fit well with the Jamie Oliver, organic food zeitgeist and is absolutely rammed on a Saturday.

Why will the Shard turn Borough into the new Islington or Canary Wharf? They seem rather polar opposite areas! Believe me there's already plenty of gated communities around SE1, the Jam Factory being a prime example, and property prices have been going absolutely mental over the last year or so, SE1 is an area with its own definate character, not comparable with Islington and certainly not with Canary Wharf, it's got a nice blend of City workers and creatives. Local developers have been trying to rebrand the Bermondsey Street area as Bermondsey Village and have labelled it the new Hoxton Square, a very lazy comparison and I'm pleased to report that the Garrison is yet to be overrun by Nathan Barley types!
Smoggie_Si no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 12th, 2006, 07:42 PM   #20
mulattokid
BLAND
 
mulattokid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: London
Posts: 8,725
Likes (Received): 284

Didnt they film ' The pride of Ms Gene Brody here"? What was her catch phrase?


Tubeman.....I lied!
__________________
Quote: "Everything in life is our fault...but that's not our fault" (By a friend of Quentin Crisp)
www.jclodge.com (my singer sisters site)
The headlines read: 'another footballer is charged with sexual miscontuct'!

Is it pure coincidence that a mans ******* resembles a brain - requisite with both hemispheres, and its truncated spinal cord - always in search of sensation?
(Mark Joseph 2008)
mulattokid no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
architecture, bridge, gallery, glass, highrise, london, observation, shard, skyscraper, southwark, supertall, tower

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT +2. The time now is 11:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.2.5 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu