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    Shard Place, London, UK

    Riser Void Flooring System

    Project Overview

    Shard Place, a unique development in the Shard Quarter near London Bridge station, features a distinctive “floating” design and offers flats and amenities. Getjar, concrete specialists, collaborated with Dura Composites to address complex service riser installations.

    Unrivaled expertise and full install capabilities.

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

    Getjar and Dura Composites partner on riser installation.

    Reinforced concrete frame and groundwork specialists Getjar were appointed as the formwork contractor by the principal contractor Mace and chose 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.

    Complex triangular risers were achieved with d² Dura Riser system.

    Dura’s unrivalled 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.

    Principal Contractor

    Mace Group Ltd

    Formwork Contractor

    Getjar Ltd


    Dura Composites


    Standard Mesh in Green


    Design & Engineering

    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

    London Bridge Street, London SE1 9RY, United Kingdom

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