Aqua, The Shard

OSEs skills as engineers with a sympathetic eye on design were called upon to assist the designers to create a workable solution for the new feature staircase & balustrade. The result produced a simple yet stylish end product that blended seamlessly with the interior scheme. Design of new mezzanine floors and staircase were undertaken by our structural department working closely with the fabricators to ensure that the project deadlines and budgets were all met.


WFC Contractors

WFC is the award winning fit-out contractor specialising in the UK leisure industry. The organisation has a 30 year track record of delivering high quality Main Contractor and Project Management services for leading leisure industry brands, from one-off projects through to national roll-outs. WFC has a high level of client retention; 70% of work is repeat business and many clients have worked with the company for over 10 years.

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Our Task


Located on the 31 & 32 floors of the Shard, London’s tallest building required a head for heights is nothing else.  Designing the feature staircase and new mezzanine floor in building that which was still being built was a challenging undertaking and required meticulous consultation with the building’s structural engineers.

Skills Involved


  • Structural Engineering