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Europe’s tallest building rising fast

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The Shard development, Europe’s tallest and first major mixed-use building has reached the point where its steel skeleton is appearing over the top of London Bridge Station and is becoming a visible presence to the users of the rail terminus.

The steel frame that will form the backbone to the 310m high Shard reached floor five of its 72 storeys during December.

Overall the development will offer approximately 130,064m² of floor space and comprises of two buildings, the Shard and the smaller London Bridge Place.

The Shard will offer 54,441m² of prime offices, a five-star hotel, restaurants, residential apartments and viewing galleries. London Bridge Place will have 38,926m² of commercial office space and will be linked to its larger neighbour via a piazza.

Severfield-Reeve is erecting the steelwork for the project.

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