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The iconic Shard, at 310m high (1,016 ft), is Western Europe’s tallest building comprising world-class offices, award-winning restaurants, the five-star Shangri-La Hotel and the UK’s highest viewing gallery. Well-connected and comprehensively serviced by central London's transport infrastructure, facilities and amenities, The Shard is a timeless reminder of the power of imagination to inspire change.


  • The Shard is 309.6m (1,016ft) high
  • Over 32 acres of space, developed on 1 acre of land
  • 920,000 sq ft
  • 36 lifts and 49 lift cars
  • 600,000 sq ft Grade A office space over 26 floors
  • The Shard offices are now home to 33 companies across 10 business sectors
  • Up to 4,000 restaurant customers per day
  • 202 guestrooms and suites at Shangri-La Hotel
  • At 244m (800ft) the viewing gallery is the highest vantage point in London with views for up to 40 miles on a clear day
  • 170,000 social media community
  • Developer – Sellar
  • Architect - Renzo Piano Building Workshop
  • Engineer - WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff 
  • Contractor – Mace