Renson UK supplies louvres to London architectural project

  • 15 May 2023

Ventilation louvre specialist Renson UK has supplied a bespoke louvre solution to a unique London project. 

Designed by Spanish architectural firm Selgascano, London’s Design District Canteen serves as a food market, with the transparent structure sitting at the main pedestrian access of the Greenwich Peninsula. 

The project is composed of a light metal structure, a clear ETFE membrane shell, and polycarbonate panels, which together cover a central spine in which stalls and a seating area are situated. 

Working with general contractor Ardmore as well as façade consultant Albany Façade Engineering, Renson UK delivered its market leading 411 standard series built in louvres to this impressive piece of architecture. 


The louvres are made from aluminium sections and a 2.3mm square stainless steel 304 insect screen. They offer a 59% visual free area and a 50% physical free area, and for this project were polyester powder coated to RAL 9006 metallic silver. 

Given the project’s unique structure, the two louvres required were of a difficult shape and size – the overall size of the panels were 1,777mm wide by 2,926mm high, and 2,868mm wide by 1,715mm high. 

‘Incredible piece of architecture’

Martin Daniels, Renson UK National Sales Manager, comments: “We were very pleased to be called on to supply our market-leading louvres to this incredible piece of architecture. At Renson, we pride ourselves on our high-quality, fully-tested ventilation solutions, as well as our ability to deliver bespoke products for unique projects like this. 

We’ve always had a reputation for being the premium option within the UK louvre market, providing customers with the finest bespoke products, alongside our vast range of standard products, and it’s our commitment to delivering to every project – no matter how complex – that has gained us the trust of our valued customers. 

“It was a pleasure working with both Ardmore and Albany Façade Engineering, and to see our louvres fully functioning in a stunning construction in the centre of London is an honour.”

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