Tim Goldby left the company several weeks ago, and Gareth Lewis has taken over

Tim Goldby, Mace’s project director on the Shard, has left the project and the company.

The circumstances surrounding his exit, which happened several weeks ago, are unknown and a Mace spokesperson said they did not know where Goldby had gone.

Goldby was poached by Mace from Laing O’Rourke to work on the project two years ago.

The £350m fixed-price scheme, which will be western Europe’s tallest building when it is completed, will now be run by Gareth Lewis, Mace’s chief operating officer for construction.

He will take responsibility for the £2bn London Bridge Quarter regeneration, which includes London Bridge Place, the creation of a bus station and improvements to London Bridge station.

The spokesperson said: “Tim Goldby has moved on from the role of project director on the Shard, and from Mace, as construction enters a new phase and following Mace’s appointment for the construction contract on London Bridge Place.”

The 310m-tall Shard was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano.