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Shard Place, London

d2 Dura Riser System for High Rise Buildings | Case Study

Project: London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9SG, United Kingdom

Contractor: Getjar

Shard Place is the third phase of the £3.5 billion redevelopment of the estate next to London Bridge station, known as Shard Quarter. When completed in late 2020, Shard Place will provide a range of flats alongside amenities including a cinema, spa, and private roof garden. The building will appear to ‘float’ nine metres above ground providing 13,000 sq ft of public space and 12,000 sq ft of retail space.

Reinforced concrete frame and groundwork specialists Getjar were appointed as the formwork contractor by the principal contractor Mace and chose the Dura Composites Riser Install team to take on some of the complex install challenges of the service risers. Prior to the appointment of Dura Composites, Getjar had been installing GRP into a number of voids, but selected Dura to provide specialist installation support to address the service cut outs required for the M&E phase of construction.

Dura’s unrivaled expertise and full install capabilities meant they could deliver a bespoke solution for a large triangular shaped riser on all 26 storeys that required the use of galvanized steel supports and bracketing in conjunction with GRP Dura Grating to allow for cutouts to be performed whilst maintaining the integrity of the riser.

We have found Dura Composites to be extremely knowledgeable, informative, accommodating and professional throughout our engagement with them, on this and a number of other projects.


Their design service is quick and offers good advice and an efficient scheme, which is then followed up by a professional installation team who are flexible to the changing needs of site conditions on a daily basis and most importantly are willing to work with us to deal with variations and challenges along the way.


Our end clients are also complimentary of the services Dura Composites offers from a management and Health and Safety perspective. It’s pleasing to see a forward-looking and innovative company who are investing in Research and Development to provide a service tailored to the construction industry for everyone’s benefit by reducing installation time and material costs.


        Paul McNamara, Contracts Manager at MH Getjar Ltd

Dura Grating Riser Flooring

Dura Grating is a safe, anti-slip, easy to install and lightweight riser flooring solution. Compatible with our galvanised steel Dura Box our GRP Dura Grating is made from high-strength composite fibreglass and is both non-conductive and chemically resistant.

Available in standard mesh, mini mesh and covered grating versions, Dura Grating offers a safe and robust permanent or temporary protection solution for riser voids in construction.

Dura Boxes

Dura Composites offers a galvanised steel Dura Box shuttering system which is ideal for use in reinforced concrete frame construction to provide an opening for future pipes and services to be installed. The cast in Dura Box is a safer, leave-in-place alternative to post pour fixing and can be pre-fabricated to suit the individual measurements of each riser void.

Unlike timber shuttering, it never needs breaking out and results in less onerous management, with no daily riser inspection register needed. The surface can be fitted with covered, standard or mini mesh Dura Grating to mitigate the risk of falling personnel or debris.

Dura Composites’ Riser Services

  • Riser product supply and installation
  • Full design capabilities with PI insurance for design
  • Site inspections
  • Remedial works and service cut out
  • In-house structural engineer and CAD team
  • Consultation and project advice

    Benefits of Dura Riser Flooring:

  • Suited to All Building Types
  • Lightweight & Non-Conductive
  • Provides Immediate Protection
  • No Hot Works Permits Needed

Our High Rise Team

Our highly experienced team offer a tried and tested one-stop-shop for Riser safety – including design, supply & install. Get in touch on 01255 446830

Ron Gibson

Sales Manager

Natalie Thurgood

Contracts Sales Manager

James Williams

Sales Key Account Manager

Karina Harrop

Sales Key Account Manager