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09/10/12 - Cofely has been awarded a five year contract to deliver technical services to The Shard – the tallest building in Western Europe. PDF Print E-mail
Non Government Decentralised Energy Press Releases - CHP
Cofely has been awarded a five year contract to deliver technical services to The Shard – the tallest building in Western Europe. 
The Shard is the newest landmark addition to London’s skyline standing at 310 metres high (1,016 ft) and is at the heart of London Bridge Quarter, a new 2 million sq ft commercial district on London’s Southbank.
The Shard is a 95 storey, 110,000 sq metre (1,200,000 sq ft) vertical city containing retail, world class offices, international restaurants, 5 star hotel, an exclusive collection of residences and the capital’s highest viewing galleries.
Cofely will be working closely with London Bridge Quarter (LBQ) Estates Management team during an initial mobilisation phase, ready for the first tenants being operationalin 2013.
The Shard has been designed to a strong sustainability brief and has achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating. In addition to day-to-day maintenance of services, Cofely will play a key role in ensuring the buildings maintain their exceptional environmental performance and low carbon footprint.
 
As well as optimising the performance of the 1.5MW combined heat and power plant at The Shard, Cofely will pro-actively evaluate energy performance throughout the London Bridge Quarter Development. The company will also liaise directly with LBQ Estate Management and tenants in delivering energy efficiency innovations wherever possible with a view to achieving continuous improvement.
 
Cofely UK CEO Colin Hale commented:
“We appreciate Sellar and LBQ Estates giving us the opportunity to provide them with full technical support on this highly complex building in their London Bridge Quarter development. We now maintain the world’s tallest building in the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, Western Europe’s tallest at The Shard and also the iconic 30 St. Mary’s Axe (The Gherkin) in the City. We can put this unrivalled experience to work for the benefit of our demanding and valued customers in all of these locations.”

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About the London Bridge Quarter
 
London Bridge Quarter is a new 2m sq ft commercial district emerging on London’s South Bank. The Quarter’s most visible landmarks are The Shard and The Place.
 
The Shard is a vertical city containing retail, world-class offices, international restaurants, 5-star Shangri-La Hotel, an exclusive collection of residences and the capital’s highest viewing galleries - The View from The Shard.
 
The Place is an innovative headquarters development. At 17 storeys and 428,000sq ft it boasts large floor plates and a landscaped roof terrace with spectacular views of London.
 
Binding the Quarter together is a new and attractive public realm which will include seating, mature planting and places to relax, in addition to new retail at concourse and underground level. The development has transformed London Bridge Station to the highest standard of international transport design delivering a new bus station and train station concourse.
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