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Locale reaches new heights with LBQ The Shard

25 April 2013

Locale was appointed in August 2010 to scope and deliver a complex, multitiered portal to aid the estate services team at London Bridge Quarter, The Shard and The Place in their management of both buildings

Locale’s system took into consideration the numerous different occupiers, managers, service providers and contractors, and delivered a ground-breaking service that will assist in the sophisticated estate management processrequired at both destinations.

London Bridge Quarter is a £2bn development which will see The Shard and its sister development The Place link seamlessly with London Bridge Station through a new central plaza, public realm, bus station and train station concourse. The project forms a major part of the Sellar Property Group’s vision to attract business and investment to London’s historic Southbank, bringing the economic and cultural focus of the City of London south of the river.

The Shard is the latest landmark addition to London’s skyline and the tallest building in Western Europe, standing 309.6metres high on the capital’s South Bank. The Shard is a vertical city containing 600,000 sqft of offices, a 5-star Shangri-La Hotel, international restaurants Aqua and Oblix across floors 31-33, the capital’s latest tourist attraction and highest viewing galleries - The View from The Shard - and an exclusive collection of residences - the highest homes in Europe. At 17 floors, The Shard’s sister building The Place offers an impressive 428,664 sqft of office space and a roof terrace on level 14, with stunning views across London.

Established in 2005, Locale Ltd works with the commercial, residential and mixed-use property markets, managinga national portfolio of commercial and mixed-use locations and thousands of residential apartments. Locale Ltd develop property management portals offering unparalleled levels of communication, information and facilities management providing the backbone for some of the largest property developments in the UK and welcomed the opportunity to work for The Sellar Group on such a ground breaking development.

The Sellar Property Group is one of the UK’s leading privately owned strategic property companies. Founded by Irvine Sellar over 20 years ago, Sellar Property Group operates across diverse assets and services ranging from asset management to iconic development. Spanning all the asset classes it has a current portfolio of £800m and a development pipeline in excess of £3bn.

''LBQ Estate Management is the dedicated on-site service team at The Shard and The Place with the expertise, professionalism and resources to ensure the occupier experience is second to none, commenting on the project: ''LBQ..Estate Management team brings together the expertise of highly-qualified individuals and accreditedservice partners to deliver exceptional service.The team shares the same aim… to provide occupiers with bespoke services that enhance the occupier experience.’’

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