Shard Tower puts Canada Square in the Shade
Towering above the rest of the London Skyline the Shard Building at London Bridge has officially become the tallest building in the UK, finally climbing above the 244 metre record set by One Canada Square (aka Canary Wharf Tower) in 1991.
Developed by The Sellar Property Group, this eye-catching addition to the Central London skyline will continue to grow until its completion in 2012, when the building is expected to top-out at an overall height of 306 metres.
A central feature of the Shard tower will be the 586,509 sq. ft. of grade ΓÇÿAΓÇÖ office space that will occupy 17 of towers 72 floors. As well as promising a prestigious and world renowned address to businesses who occupy the glass fronted office space, the website marketing the office space explains that creating ease of use, pleasure and ΓÇ£occupier-delightΓÇ¥ were the key elements considered during the design of the office space.
Despite still being under construction, the concrete core of the building already makes a striking impression upon the Central London skyline ΓÇô once complete, the glass covered ΓÇ£ShardΓÇ¥ is intended to represent a small vertical city stabbing into the sky.
Businesses entering the office space will also gain access to unique break-out areas such as the Winter Gardens, leisure facilities, a selection of on-site restaurants and hotel ΓÇô providing a self-contained environment in which to conduct business, unwind, socialise and entertain clients.
Employees and visiting clients will also benefit from easy access to the building, with direct entrances to both London Bridge Rail Station and the Jubilee and Northern tube lines.
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