Shard London Bridge

Southwark, London

The Shard London Bridge, at 310 metres high, is the tallest building in the United Kingdom, soaring more than 70 floors above London. Byrne Bros. were appointed by MACE to carry out the concrete substructure and superstructure works in a contract worth more than £50 million. The substructure was constructed using ‘top down’ techniques and the main structural core was slipformed in parallel; solutions which delivered significant programme advantages.


The Shard London Bridge, at 310m high, is the tallest building in the United Kingdom

The Shard houses offices for Transport for London, a hotel and high quality apartments, all with exclusive views over the capital

The top thirty floors, culminating at a public viewing gallery between levels 69-72, were constructed using a post tensioned slab construction.

Renzo Piano, the project


Southwark, London

Main Contractor



Renzo Piano

Structural Engineer


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