Mace appointed to Shard Place
Real Estate Management (UK) Limited and Sellar can confirm that Mace has been appointed as the construction manager on Shard Place. The residential development replaces Fielden House and will become the third building in Renzo Piano’s Shard Quarter, which also comprises The Shard and The News Building.
Shard Place will comprise 180,000 sq ft of space over 26-storeys and marks the third phase of the 2.5 million sq ft regeneration of the area immediately around London Bridge Station. It will house 148 residential apartments that range in size from studios to one, two and three bedrooms and feature a roof garden on the sixteenth floor that will provide residents with direct access to outside space. Inspired by the unique features in The Shard’s office space, Renzo Piano has also included naturally ventilated winter gardens in many of the apartments.
Shard Place is situated between St. Thomas Street and London Bridge Street, adjacent to The Shard and The News Building. The building itself will be raised above ground level and set back from the road at St Thomas Street, providing additional retail space and an extended public realm. The development will improve sight lines from Guy’s Hospital Quad, where the new Science Gallery Museum is located, through to The News Building.
Dan Pearson Studio, which was awarded a Gold Award at the 2015 Chelsea Flower Show, has been appointed to design the landscaping for both the public realm and Shard Place, working closely with Renzo Piano Building Workshop and the REM / Sellar development team.
Fielden House previously accommodated offices and several leisure occupiers. Demolition has been completed and works are underway to create the foundations for Shard Place. The development is on track to be completed in 2020.
Mace will provide full construction management services for Shard Place including the delivery of the shell and core, the fit out of the apartments, all associated MEP services, residential amenities and the public realm.
Michael Baker, CEO of Real Estate Management (UK) Limited, said:
“Mace was one of our trusted partners on The Shard and we look forward to working with them to complete the third building in Renzo Piano’s vision for Shard Quarter. Since The Shard’s inception, the area around London Bridge Station has undergone a complete transformation and is almost unrecognisable. The thriving community of employees, visitors, guests and commuters that come to Shard Quarter every day has enlivened the area and we look forward to welcoming residents to the neighbourhood when Shard Place is ready for occupation.”
James Sellar, CEO of Sellar, said:
“With enabling works now complete, the appointment of Mace positions us one step closer to completing the much-acclaimed Shard Quarter trilogy. The area has been dramatically transformed over the past decade and is now a thriving cultural hub that has attracted new businesses and visitors.”
Gareth Lewis, Mace's COO for Construction, said:
“Mace has worked on almost every element of Shard Quarter – from building The Shard itself to the News Building and the new station concourse. The fantastic proposals for Shard Place will complete this transformation and our appointment to deliver the final jewel in the crown following a competitive tender process feels very special. The enduring relationships that Mace builds with its clients are vital to its long-term success. After 11 years, our record at London Bridge is a real testament to our commitment to delivering on behalf of our clients.”
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