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Mace to helm Shard Place residential development

News   •   Aug 25, 2017 08:30 BST

Real Estate Management (UK) Limited (REM) and Sellar have this week announced the appointment of Mace as construction manager for Shard Place – a brand new residential development on London’s Southbank.

Shard Place is the third piece of Renzo Piano’s Shard Quarter puzzle – with The Shard and The News Building the initial two – and it replaces the now demolished Fielden House.

The striking 180,000sq ft structure will accommodate 148 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments over 26 storeys, with a spectacular rooftop garden sitauted on the 16th floor. This is the third phase of a 2.5 million square foot regeneration of the area immediately surrounding London Bridge Station.

Mace will provide a comprehensive package of construction management services for Shard Place, including the delivery of the shell and core, fit-out of the apartments, all associated MEP services, residential amenities and public realm works.

“Mace was one of our trusted partners on The Shard and we look forward to working with them to complete the third building in Renzo Piano’s vision for Shard Quarter,” said Michael Baker, CEO of REM. “Since The Shard’s inception, the area around London Bridge Station has undergone a complete transformation and is almost unrecognisable. The thriving community of employees, visitors, guests and commuters that come to Shard Quarter every day has enlivened the area and we look forward to welcoming residents to the neighbourhood when Shard Place is ready for occupation.”

Gareth Lewis, Mace’s COO for Construction, added: “Mace has worked on almost every element of Shard Quarter – from building The Shard itself to the News Building and the new station concourse. The fantastic proposals for Shard Place will complete this transformation and our appointment to deliver the final jewel in the crown following a competitive tender process feels very special. The enduring relationships that Mace builds with its clients are vital to its long-term success. After 11 years, our record at London Bridge is a real testament to our commitment to delivering on behalf of our clients.”

Shard Place is on track to complete by 2020.