Shard of Glass, London Bridge Quarter

Eastwood and Partners carried out the structural checking on the ‘Shard of Glass’, which is one of the UK’s tallest building. The completed structure is 302 m high, including a hotel, office space and residential lettings on a total of 74 floors.
The structure has a 13.5 m deep basement and is supported on piles of the order of 50 m deep. A mix of composite steel and post tensioned concrete frames was used to maximise the number of floors possible in the available height. The slip-form concrete core has been tied to the perimeter columns by a 'top hat' truss, which provides the additional stiffness to the structure.

Structural Engineer: WSP Cantor Seinuk
Contractor: Mace