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South side of The News Building

The News Building is a 17-storey office block in the London Bridge area of London that forms part of the Shard Quarter development. It houses all of News UK's London operations, including The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun, The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones and HarperCollins. It was designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano, who also designed The Shard across the piazza, and was financed by Qatar, which is behind the Shard Quarter development.[1]

The News Building lies immediately in front of The Shard, with Guy's Hospital's Tower Wing to the right

The News Building was known as The Place and The Baby Shard until 2014, when its name was changed.[2] It was built on the site of the demolished New London Bridge House, designed by Richard Seifert, and was completed in 2013.[1] At its base is a new station that is part of London Bridge bus station.[1]

The building was opened on 16 September 2014 by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.[3]

In January 2017, Sky News opened its new Business Studio in the building. The studio houses Ian King Live, Sky's flagship evening business programme, as well as business bulletins.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "The Place: Shard's 17-storey little sister is 'topped out'". 20 June 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  2. ^ "The News Building: Murdoch renames the Baby Shard". 23 June 2014. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Boris Johnson hopes for new Times as he meets Rupert Murdoch". The Guardian. 16 September 2014. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Sky News to open new business studio at the 'Baby Shard'". 7 November 2016. Retrieved 5 January 2017.

Coordinates: 51°30′19″N 0°05′15″W / 51.5054°N 0.0876°W / 51.5054; -0.0876