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Mace appoints CBUK and Severfield Rowen for Shard steel

Both Cleveland Bridge UK and Severfield Rowen will work on the £50 million Shard steel package, Mace has today said.

Severfield Rowen’s Severfield-Reeve Structures division will now join Cleveland Bridge, which was already working on the 310m skyscraper.

Cleveland Bridge UK will design, fabricate and deliver the plunge columns and associate steelwork for the basement to ground floor of the building.

Severfield-Reeve Structures will design, fabricate and deliver the steel frame to the tower from the ground level up.

Mace described the decision as making use of “the best resources from both parties” who it said would maintain “extremely close collaboration” during the delivery of the whole tower.

Mace Group director for construction services, Gareth Lewis said: “We took the decision to appoint both Cleveland Bridge UK and Severfield-Reeve Structures in order to build upon the excellent progress made to date on the project and to optimise our delivery solution.”

The Shard forms the first phase of the £2 billion Renzo Piano-designed London Bridge Quarter regeneration project.

The project also includes redevelopment of the London Bridge Station concourse and development of London Bridge Place, a landmark 17-storey corporate headquarters.

Site demolition for The Shard – which will become Europe’s tallest skyscraper - has been completed and test piling is currently underway.