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Renzo to design Shard's little sisters

Renzo Piano is designing a pair of smaller towers next to his Shard skyscraper at London Bridge

It is understood the residential buildings have been earmarked for the Fielden House site just west of the Shard, which was bought by the skyscrapers’ owners the Sellar Property Group with a Qatari consortium earlier this year.

According to a spokesman, the chairman of the property company Irvine Sellar mentioned the proposed twin-tower development in Southwark, which is already being dubbed The Shardlets, at a speech on Tuesday evening (16 July).

The spokesman said: ‘[We] are exploring potential development opportunities on the site of Fielden House which is between The Shard and The Place [also designed by the Renzo Piano Workshop].

‘[Any] such development would form a natural extension to the existing 180,000m² London Bridge Quarter which is now virtually completed and letting well.’

Sellar had previously proposed a three tower scheme to the east of the Shard near Bermondsey Street, designed by Herzog and de Meuron, which was nicknamed the Shardettes.


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