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The Shard

Lucas have carried out important contracts on The Shard, at 306 metres Western Europe’s tallest tower nearing completion at London Bridge Lucas completed a £1 million 'shell and core' decorations package during the early phase of construction. We painted and decorated all basement and core back-of- house areas such as corridors, perimeter walls and columns, staircases and lift lobbies as well as base painting certain public areas. Our site-based Contracts Manager supervised a team applying specialist epoxy floor coatings to seal and waterproof concrete surfaces, protecting them from corrosive liquids and making them cleanable and dustproof. We made full use of our dedicated logistics centre to sequence supplies on a just in time basis to suit the demanding construction programme of this restricted site. As construction of The Shard neared completion, Lucas Fit Out undertook an important £1 million fit out programme of 38 basement and mezzanine floor areas that make up the offices of the building’s management company and the facilities managers. We installed raised flooring, carried out all the drylining, erected suspended ceilings, installed all the electrical and mechanical engineering systems and decorated throughout. Our work on The Shard is another example of the Lucas UK Group’s extensive experience of decorating and fitting out very tall buildings.