Conceived by the Sellar group, The Shard has been built in the London Bridge Quarter of the capital and is considered a world class address to be occupied by a mixture of offices, hotel, residential apartments, shops and restaurants. Measuring 309.6 meters (1,016 feet) high, The Shard is the tallest building in the European Union.
After a thorough selection process, EA Group (UK) Limited, part of the Dublin based Electro Automation group of companies, won the contract to supply and install 5 of their automated doors to the entrances of The Shard, including the prestigious offices on level 2 and the 5-Star Shangri-La hotel entrance situated on the ground level.
Once again under the spotlight of a prestigious major construction project, EA Group proved that the knowledge and technical abilities of their team were able to deliver the door package on time and on budget.
Given the prestige of the project the architect’s choice for the hotel main entrance was the KA021 revolving door from EA Group.
At 3.6 meters in diameter and featuring both revolving and sliding door functionality, the KA021 door has been designed to accentuate the splendor of the entrance to the Shangri-La, one of the worlds most opulent and exclusive hotel brands.
The EA Group leadership team were able to demonstrate a willing flexibility to work alongside other contractors and suppliers to ensure that within some of the most demanding construction logistical environments the aspects of the project could be and were deliverable.
Robert Munday, EA Group’s Managing Director said, “Being involved in such a landmark and prestigious project such as The Shard has been a thrilling experience for our team and EA Group as a whole. Our contribution to this project will be on show to the admiring public who visit The Shard for many years to come and one cannot help but be proud that we were involved as we have been in making it a reality."