The Shard, London Bridge, UK

Temporary works, construction methodology and Cat III checking services for enabling works within London Bridge Station during construction of The Shard
Network Rail
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Network Rail

Tony Gee was appointed alongside Gifford by Network Rail to carry out a broad geotechnical and structural analysis of the effect that building the 310 metre high London Bridge Tower, known as The Shard, would have on the Victorian vaults and foundations beneath London Bridge Station.

The landmark building that forms part of the greater London Bridge Quarter redevelopment includes a deep basement underpinning the structure, which has become the tallest building in the EU.

Ground levels vary underneath London Bridge and the adjacent bus station, with much of the support for the station provided by a network of Victorian masonry vaults. Some of these are empty while others house businesses including the London Dungeon tourist attraction.

The assessments undertaken by Tony Gee have continued throughout the course of construction of the tower and of other developments planned in the immediate area.

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