Shard Quarter is home to Western Europe’s tallest building - The Shard, News UK’s Headquarters - The News Building, and the soon-to-be completed residential development - Shard Place. Designed by world-renowned master architect Renzo Piano, the three buildings are located alongside London Bridge Station, the fourth busiest transport hub in the UK.
The Shard, at 310m high (1,016 ft), is Europe’s first vertical city. Its 72 inhabitable floors comprise a 26-floor office complex, six world-class restaurants, artisan cafes and bars, a 19-floor five-star Shangri-La Hotel, 13 floors of exclusive residential apartments and the UK’s highest viewing gallery.
The News Building is a 17-storey building with 430,000 sq ft of office space and a large roof terrace. It is currently the international headquarters for News UK, which includes titles such as The Times and The Sun, Harper Collins publishers and New York Post.
Shard Place is the latest phase of the redevelopment at Shard Quarter. Once complete, the 26-storey building will house 176 apartments and a private roof garden for residents. The scheme also includes new public realm, extensive landscaping and multi-level retail space.
The Retail Arcade connects London Bridge Underground Station with The Shard at Joiner Street. Brands trading include O'Sullivans hairdressers, Igloo flowers, Hawes & Curtis, Three Wheels Coffee, Superdrug, Marley's cupcakes, ACE-FX foreign exchange, ITSU, Starbucks and jeweller Mon Bijoux.
This thriving district is home to a diverse range of businesses and visited by thousands every day. With world-class amenities and attractions within walking distance and efficient transport links from within and outside the capital, it is a vibrant place to work, live and enjoy.