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Shard Place, London


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

Health & Safety Accreditation

The Dura Composites Riser Installation team is committed to excellence in health and safety standards across all its working environments. We invest in specialist training for all our staff, and our GRP installation operatives are IPA and PASMA qualified.

We are pleased to have gained a SMAS Worksafe certificate which means that we have met the SSIP core criteria recognised by the HSE and other SSIP accreditation schemes. All installation teams are supervised by an SSSTS trained supervisor, and all operatives carry CSCS cards, so you can be confident in choosing us. The company is also ISO 9001 certified – a quality management system that helps us continually monitor and manage quality in order to achieve, and benchmark, high performance and service. Find out more about our Health and Safety in Riser Installation.

Dura Grating Riser Floor

As well as our proprietary riser support system and galvanised steel Dura Box shuttering system, we can also supply and install our market-leading Dura Grating – 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 fiberglass 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 a range of construction environments.

Find out more about our Service and Lift Riser Solutions.

Benefits of Dura Riser Flooring:

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

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
Contact our Specialist Construction Team for any Technical Enquiries

Ash Pickard

Construction Sales Manager

+44 1255 446830

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Ron Gibson

Installation Contracts Manager

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