22nd October 2010
S. Lucas wins first Shard decorations package
Specialist painting contractor S. Lucas has been awarded the “shell and core” decorations package by Mace for the Shard of Glass 310 meter-tall tower being built at London Bridge. The contract valued at almost £1 million requires the painting and decorating of all basement and core back-of- house areas such as corridors, perimeter walls and columns, staircases and lift lobbies as well as base painting for certain public areas. Specialist epoxy floor coatings will be applied to seal and water proof concrete surfaces, protecting them from corrosive liquids and making them cleanable and dustproof. S. Lucas will make full use of its dedicated logistics centre to sequence supplies on a just in time basis to suit the construction programme of the Shard, which at 310 metres will be Western Europe’s tallest building when completed. The team will have a Contracts Manager based on site and will draw on its considerable experience of working previously on signature City high rise buildings such as the Willis Building, Ropemaker and Broadgate Tower to plan its storage and workload as it works its way up the building.