Covent Garden Meat Market

A feast for the eyes 

Client:      MEATmarket

A project at London's Covent Garden is perhaps one of the most eye-catching projects undertaken, involving a 26 metre screen fitted at the MEATmarket, "a quick-eat fast-food burger kitchen" housed within the 1904 Grade II Listed Jubilee Hall, overlooking the covered market stalls. 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 market below. Working in conjunction with refurbishment specialist PJ Harte, Selectaglaze designed, manufactured and installed 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. The screen is nearly 3m high and 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 owners subsequently arranged for the glass to be filmed with eye catching graphics to create a "retro" feel.