London’s inconic Shard building, and also Western Europe’s tallest building, is to be joined by a smaller, junior Shard next door.

The second Shard tower, also to be designed by Shard architect, Renzo Piano, will be 27 stories high and contain 150 flats plus retail space.  A formal planning application will be made for this development shortly.

Numerous high-end residential projects have got underway in the past year due London residential prices having risen by almost 11.6% according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.