Shard team looks to Ormandy
Prefabrication specialist Ormandy has won a contract to supply pre-packaged solutions for the Shard at London Bridge, which will be western Europe’s tallest building when it is completed in 2012. The contract was awarded by Mace and will see Ormandy prefabricating and installing plate heat exchangers, pump and pressurisation packages for the 310 m-high Shard.
The 72-storey building will comprise over 54 000 m2 of office space, an exclusive collection of the highest residential apartments in the UK, the 5-star Shangri-La Hotel with spa and pool and restaurants, as well as viewing galleries with 360° views of London.
Paul Ormandy, managing director of Ormandy, says, ‘We are delighted to be working closely with Mace M&E on such an iconic project. Offsite pre-fabrication is increasingly being adopted for buildings of all shapes and sizes as specifiers recognises the advantages of such an approach.
We are now delivering more packaged building-services systems to help project teams reduce material wastage, speed up installation and improve quality control. However, to do offsite well it has to be considered at an early stage by the professional design team, and that is exactly what is happening on the Shard.’