Al Jazeera, The Shard | Como

Al Jazeera, The Shard

Al Jazeera
Fit Out
John McAslan & Partners
October 2013

Al Jazeera appointed Como to deliver a world class news room and production studio within the confines of a standard shell and core office developmenton Level 16 of The Shard. Como undertook detailed co-ordination and integration of specialist suppliers,including data, broadcast cabling and control, and set designers.

With a fixed “go live” date in October, there was no flexibility on hitting the end date for the project, but Como was able to be a flexible contractor to incorporate design changes throughout the delivery. Como was also able to draw on its previous knowledge of the building, having already delivered Category A space for the landlord.

Having delivered the fit out of Al Jazeera’s original headquarters at 1 Knightsbridge, the Como team built on its expertise in complex technical fit out and worked effectively and efficiently with the Doha-based client.