Works packages for London Bridge scheme agreed for piling, facades, steel and lifts

Four key works packages have been agreed on the Shard project, which will create Europe’s tallest mixed-use building at London Bridge. Orders are being placed with Stent for piling, Scheldebouw for facades, Corus/CBUK for steel, and Kone for lifts.

Piling for the 310m high development is now set to begin at the end of the year following completion of the demolition programme.

Irvine Sellar, chairman of developer Sellar Property Group, said: “The placing of these contracts is in line with the programme and plan we established at the beginning of this year when the Qatari investor consortium, comprising Qatar Islamic Bank, QInvest, Qatar National Bank, and Barwa International, joined us as partners to create this iconic landmark building.”

Bernard Ainsworth, Sellar’s project managing director, said: “This is a major milestone in the Shard delivery programme. Intensive discussions are continuing with a number of other contractors including concrete and MEP.”