The Shard

Location: London Bridge
Completed Height: 310m
Floors: 72
Architect: Renzo Piano
Main Contractor: Mace

From early conceptual design Squire Energy have been involved in the provision of gas to Lorenzo Piano’s iconic building. At an early stage there were significant challenges in locating the gas meters two floors down in the basement and complying with current legislation with regard to ventilation. This was eventually approved following a detailed report from Squire Energy demonstrating natural air flow through the ventilation ducts.

Squire Energy carried out the installation of the new gas supply and installed the gas meters although due to poor gas pressure in the area a significant upgrade to Southern Gas Network’s gas infrastructure was required to supply the gas demand for the Shard. The works were coordinated by Squire Energy to ensure that the new gas installation, meters and reinforcement works were completed to meet the challenging gas on date and delivered within budget. We are proud to have worked on this prestigious project and pleased to have worked with MACE the main contractor.