Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

REM employees discuss ‘A day in the life of The Shard’ with members of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

REM’s team based at The Shard, Western Europe’s tallest building, spoke at a conference in June to share knowledge with fellow Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) members on the management of a vertical city.

CTBUH is the world’s leading resource for professionals focused on the inception, design, construction and operation of tall buildings and future cities. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, the CTBUH is a not-for-profit organisation which facilitates the exchange of the latest knowledge available on tall buildings around the world.  

Steve Watts, CTBUH UK Chair and Partner at alinea consulting spoke about the achievements of Renzo Piano and the late Irvine Sellar before outlining how the London Bridge area has changed since the completion of The Shard. Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director, gave an organisation update including studies which are soon to be released. 




REM employees Danny Lemon, General Manager of Shard Quarter, John Scott, Head of Technical Services at Shard Quarter and Andy Baker, Head of Security at REM, gave a detailed insight into their roles and an average day at The Shard.  




The Shard at 310m high (1,016 ft), is Europe’s first vertical city comprising a 26-floor office complex, six world-class bars, cafes and restaurants (Lang, Aqua Shard, Oblix, Hutong, Ting, Gong), a 19-floor five-star hotel (Shangri-La) and the UK’s highest viewing galleries (The View from The Shard).

Real Estate Management (UK) Limited (REM) is the asset manager of The Shard. A specialist team of REM employees and appointed Service Partners manage the building at Shard Quarter, the estate comprising The Shard, The News Building and residential development Shard Place.  

At the end of the conference Antony Wood presented Danny Lemon with a certificate for ‘Tallest Building in Europe’ at the time of completion.