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Shard Quarter

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 Shard, The News Building and Shard Place 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.

    The Shard is Western
    Europe’s highest building
    and its first vertical city
    sq ft
    of office space in the
    News Building
    luxury apartments at
    Shard Place

    Shard Place is the latest phase of the redevelopment at Shard Quarter. Once complete, the 27-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, Three Wheels Coffee, Superdrug, ITSU and Starbucks. 

    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. 

    The Offices

    An Inspiring Place To Work

    Shard Quarter

    'WE' Jaume Plensa

    The Shard unveiled WE, the first sculptural installation in London by world-renowned Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa that is accessible to the public.
    The History

    Realising the Vision

    Irvine Sellar, The Shard's developer and joint owner, had an ambitious vision to create an architecturally striking vertical city incorporating retail, offices, hotel, apartments, restaurants and a public viewing gallery.

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