Piano scales new high in number of Shard Place flats

Shard Place, seen from The Shard

Internal reconfiguration adds 28 units to London Bridge Quarter tower

Southwark council has approved Renzo Piano Building Workshop’s proposals to reconfigure the layout of the practice’s Shard Place tower, upping the number of flats it will include by almost 20%

The practice won planning consent for the 26-storey sister building to The Shard and Rupert Murdoch’s adjacent News Building in 2014. Work is well under way on the structure - once nicknamed the Shardette - which is being developed by Real Estate Management and Sellar Group.

Southwark’s original consent was for 148 apartments and 1,800sq m of flexible retail space at concourse level on London Bridge Street and St Thomas Street.

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