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Shard Campus (2014)


Warwick Business School (WBS) promoted this project to establish a University presence in London. Following an extensive search, we identified the Shard as the preferred building due to its profile and its location. It offers a connection with both Canary Wharf and the City.

The employers requirement was well established prior to tendering the construction. Fit out was programmed for twelve weeks. It was delivered in ten.

  • We fitted out our shard campus in just 10 weeks.
  • The Shard is the tallest building in western Europe at 309.6m.
  • Designed to achieve a BREEAM rating of "Excellent".


"We recently hosted our Annual HE Summit at Warwick Business School in The Shard, the facilities were fantastic. The space and views were second to none, the auditorium was a great showcase for the HE sector."

- Jon Preston, Marketing & Business Development Director
For and on behalf of SGH Martineau LLP

Essential Information

Start & Finish dates September – November 2014
Funded by Warwick Business School
Budget £2.29m
Requested by Warwick Business School
Managed by Gleeds / Estates Office
Architects Berman guedes stretton
Quantity Surveyors Gleeds
Mechanical Engineers Couch Perry Wilkes
Electrical Engineers N/A
Structural Engineers N/A
Main Contractor Bluu
Landscaping N/A


Basic Building Cost £1,816,00
Furniture Cost £259,000
External Works £0
Gross Floor Area 1,129 m2
Total Area of Site N/A hectares
Function Areas and Their Size TBC
Area of Storage TBC m2
Area of Circulation TBC m2
% of Ground Used by Community 0%
% of Buildings Used by Community 0%
Electricity Consumption TBC kWhrs/m2
Fossil Fuel Consumption TBC kWhrs/m2
Low Carbon Energy Generation TBC
Water use TBC m3/year
% Rainwater/greywater TBC %
Steps taken to reduce environmental impact
  • Occupying part of floor 17
  • Building is BREEAM rated