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Valuable parking area spanning six stories at The Shard

16 May 2016
Case study

The Shard is an 87-storey skyscraper in London that forms part of the London Bridge Quarter development. At 310 metres, The Shard is the tallest building in the EU. Designed by master architect Renzo Piano, this elegant glass complex has a central location in the immediate proximity of London Bridge railway station.

The Shard is host to a mere 48 parking spaces. Parking is so exclusive that it is reserved only for office workers and guests of the luxurious Shangri-La hotel.

"The Shard may have an area of 111,000m2, but only 24m2 of the parking system is visible. This is the total area used to receive the vehicles." - Eduard Nowak, Project Manager at Klaus Multiparking

Whilst it is widely known as the tallest building in the EU, lesser known are the six underground levels. Each level is equipped with 8 parking spaces where the fully automatic MasterVario R3 shelf system ensures vehicles are parked quickly, safely and in the least amount of space as possible.

This parking solution from KLAUS Multiparking requires 50 percent less space than a conventional model.

Let’s talk figures - The MasterVario R3C in The Shard
Shaft design: 48 parking spaces on 6 levels
Total area: 184 m²
Volume: 2,380 m³
Vehicle weight: 2,500 kg
Car dimensions: 520 cm long, 215 cm wide
Height of the 1st to 5th parking level: 1.57 m
Height of the 6th parking level:1.85 m
Power consumption per parking maneuver: 0.3 – 0.5 kWh

Transfer cabin directly above the storage and retrieval unit
The transfer cabin in The Shard has a total area of only 24 m². The MasterVario R3 is the ultimate space saver, with only 4 m² needed per vehicle. 3 The fully automatic shelf system is particularly ideal for elongated buildings.

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