The award-winning York Handmade Brick Company is supplying 90,000 bricks to the iconic 87-
storey Shard in south east London, which is now Europe’s tallest commercial building.
The contract is worth £90,000 and the Alne-based company have created a special brick for this project. York Handmade will also be supplying bricks for the adjacent London Bridge Place development.
Both The Shard and London Bridge Place are being developed by the Sellar Property Group, backed by four Qatari banks. They are scheduled to be completed by the spring of 2013. The Shard is primarily built in glass, but the bricks will be used on the first few floors of the building including a dramatic brickwork façade.
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