The Shard Apartments

Site Name – The Shard     Client – Ruddy Joinery    Discipline – Integrated Fire Detection and Security Systems    Value – £xxxx

Sensetech Systems have been employed by Ruddy Joinery to Design, supply, install and commission an Integrated Siemens Fire Detection, HSSD and Security Systems. The systems are integrated with the AMX Home Automation System.

Situated near the top of a new 1,020ft skyscraper, they are the perfect apartments for high‐fliers. Ten properties at The Shard in Central London are expected to fetch between £30 million and £50 million each, and will be the first to offer their owners a view of the sea from the Capital – on a clear day, at least.

As the most elevated homes in Western Europe, occupants will be able to spot ships in the North Sea 44 miles away, or the grandstand at Ascot racecourse in Berkshire. Even when it is raining, the flats in the £1.5 billion glass spire – which is six times the height of Nelson’s Column – will often poke through the clouds.

The Shard’s 62,000 sq. ft. apartments, which have floor‐toceiling windows to enhance the stunning views, are on floors 53 to 65 of the 72‐storey building. Even the lowest flat will have a higher altitude than any residential space ever built in London, while the penthouse will be at 735ft.

Sensetech installed the following systems in the new building to a high technical standard;

  • Fire detection system
  • HSSD
  • CCTV
  • Intercom
  • Intruder
  • Access Control