The Shard, London Bridge Quarter

The Shard fire doors

Pyrostyle Fire Doors & Screen

Developer: Sellar Property Group Contractor: Mace
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop with Adamson Associates
Date of completion: 2014

The Shard is destined to be the capital’s most dynamic building capturing the attention of the world. Transforming London’s skyline with a mixed-use 310 m (1,016ft) vertical city of high-quality offices, world- renowned restaurants, the 5-star Shangri-La hotel, exclusive residential apartments, and the capital’s highest viewing gallery offering 360° views, The Shard is iconic.

Stewart Fraser has designed, manufactured and installed 55 Pyrostyle lift lobby screens. These comprise Pyrostyle Integrity fire doors on the ground floor and the three Restaurant floors (floors 31 – 33) and Pyrostyle smoke doors and screens on all the office floors in this amazing development.

The original designs for the fire rated doors included large frames and stiles with hinges that had structural fixings issues. We invited the architects to view our doors for KPMG’s headquarters, as set up at the factory in Ashford, and they were impressed with the aesthetic appeal of the slim stiles, no hinges, and a structural floor- to-floor connection solution. The architect then developed an angle frame glazing bead which has added elegance to the side screens. When the fire strategy for the building was changed and only smoke doors were required for the office floors the Pyrostyle design for these doors was kept.

60 minute fire rated doors and screens were also required for the Restaurant levels 31 – 33.