Shard Quarter is home to Western Europe’s tallest building - The Shard, News Corp’s UK Headquarters - The News Building, and residential development - Shard Place. The three buildings surround a public piazza located alongside London Bridge Station, the fourth busiest transport hub in the UK.
The Shard, at 310m high (1,016 ft), comprises 25 floors of office space, six world-class restaurants, artisan cafes and bars, a 19-floor five-star hotel, 13 floors of exclusive residential apartments and the UK’s highest viewing gallery.
The News Building is a 17-storey building with 430,000 sq ft of office space and a large roof terrace. It is currently the UK headquarters for News Corp, which owns brands such as The Times, The Sun, Harper Collins Publishers and New York Post.
Shard Place is the latest phase of redevelopment at Shard Quarter. Once complete, the 26-storey building will house apartments and a private roof garden for residents. The scheme also includes new public realm, extensive landscaping and multi-level retail space.
The Retail Arcade connects London Bridge Underground Station with The Shard at Joiner Street. Brands trading include O'Sullivans hairdressers, Igloo flowers, Hawes & Curtis, Three Wheels Coffee, Superdrug, Starbucks and itsu.
FACTS & FIGURES
- Shard Quarter is located next to London Bridge Station, the fourth busiest station in the UK with over 55m passengers a year.
- When London Bridge Station development works complete in 2018 the station will be able to accommodate up to 75m passengers a year.
- The Retail Arcade footfall is 38,000 on a week day.