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  • A FEAST FOR THE EYES Selectaglaze at Covent Garden’s MEATmarket

    Royal Warrant Holder Selectaglaze Ltd., is best known as the UK’s foremost designer and manufacturer of bespoke secondary glazing systems, having in the past 45 years worked in many of the country’s most famous and historic buildings. But a recent project in London’s Covent Garden is perhaps one of the most eye-catching to date involving a 26 metre screen fitted at the  MEATmarket, a quick-eat fast-food burger kitchen housed within the 1904 Grade 2 Listed Jubilee Market Hall and overlooking the covered market stalls, which boast the best and broadest selection of antiques in London.

    MEATmarket exterior - close-up

    Originally, the MEATmarket platform had no windows, just PVC strip curtains and netting, which was unattractive and did little to filter out the noise from the busy market below. Working in conjunction with refurbishment specialist PJ Harte, Selectaglaze was briefed to design, manufacture and install a glazed screen incorporating fixed and horizontally sliding units to seal off the burger kitchen from the Market and improve both the acoustics and the environment.


    MEATmarket overlooking the covered market – Selectaglaze’s glazed screen

    The screen is nearly 3m high and was designed to fit around the deep ceiling beams and existing pipework. A total of 34 frames with 68 individual panes some shaped and all incorporating safety glass were installed. The work needed to be undertaken after the burger kitchen had closed so that the day-to-day running of the business was not interrupted; the installation was completed over 6 nights.

    The owners subsequently arranged for the glass to be filmed with eye catching graphics to create a real ‘Retro’ feel.

    MEATmarket interior close-up


    Glazed screen fitted with eye catching graphics

    Selectaglaze, founded in 1966 and a Royal Warrant holder since 2004, works with a very wide range of clients and has developed particular expertise in the treatment of period buildings.

    The company provides an extensive range of literature and guidance notes covering acoustics, thermal performance and security and also offers a technical advisory service and a RIBA approved CPD Seminar for professional designers.

    For further information, please contact the Marketing Department on 01727 837271; e-mail: enquiries@selectaglaze.co.uk or visit the company’s comprehensive website at:



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