Shard of Glass
Shard of Glass
- Location: London, United Kingdom
- Completion Date: Under Construction
- Industry Sector: Mixed Use
- Client: Byrne Brox
The Shard of Glass project is a £2bn development built adjacent to London Bridge Station, a major pedestrian interchange in Central London. It will be the tallest tower built in Europe and contains striking and elegant geometry creating a visual landmark for the city of London.
Standing at 310m tall above ground level the building will be a mixed use development providing 25 storeys of commercial office space, a Shangri-La Hotel, 12 storeys of residential apartments as well as creating the highest viewing gallery and winter gardens over London.
The site was formerly the 26 storey Southwark building built off deep large bore under reamed piles. Many of which will remain intact below the basement level upon completion.
Other site complications include the large network of masonry arches, Grade II listing of the adjacent tram shed and disused shafts belonging to London Underground Ltd.
Project Features include:
Technical review of bid documents and tender assistance.
Conceptual design of jump start methodology during bid stages to enhance programme and de risk the construction process.
Further collaborative working with WSP, Mace and Byrne Bros to develop further the construction sequence proposals.
Redesign of main core plunge columns to reduce complexity in the arrangement of temporary bracing required.
Redesign of basement structure for jump start construction methodology.
Reanalysis of ground movements for jump start methodology and technical submissions for Network Rail approval.
Modeling of core stability for jump start sequencing and determination of hold points on slip forming the core above ground level.
Detailed advice on intermediate staging grillage and temporary column shear transfer to launch slip form whilst excavation commences below
Design enhancements to ground floor slab to support temporary increases in load for construction plant.
Further enhancement of ground floor slab to act as ring beam during initial stages of excavation in relation to jump start methodology.