Case Studies – The Shard Shopping Arcade
The Shard Shopping Arcade comprises six retail units and nine kiosks/retail bays offering more than 8,250 sq ft of space. The Shopping Arcade sits directly on the pedestrian route between London Bridge underground station and the main entrances to The Shard and The News Building, where hundreds of city professionals are based. The Shopping Arcade was designed by The Shard architect Renzo Piano and has floor-to-ceiling glazing throughout and provides the retail units with unique sizing configurations that ensure each brand has its own bespoke space. One set of existing entrance doors were replaced in an effort to combat the wind tunnel effect that existed. record automatic telescopic sliding doors (TSA 20) were installed which controlled the space opening and the length of time the doors were open to provide an effective solution. At a second entrance a record manual swing door and record automatic sliding doors were installed (STA 20). The architects on this project were Adamson Associates and a pleasant draft free shopping environment has been restored.