Take a look at how the final year of the No. 1 Court redevelopment at Wimbledon, including the addition of a much-needed roof, was completed...
Leading sports design practice, KSS - who will once again be speaking and exhibiting at the 2019 edition of ALSD International - was appointment by The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club (AELTC) to provide a full range of architectural and design services for the redevelopment of No.1 Court at Wimbledon; with the three-year project to coming to fruition this year.
The scope of work included new hospitality and support facilities together with a fixed and retractable roof covering both the playing arena and spectator seating, giving the potential for uninterrupted championship tournament play.
The contemporary façade properly respects Wimbledon’s unique heritage, and the new facilities will further enhance the quality of the spectator experience, thereby supporting AELTC’s aim of maintaining Wimbledon’s status as the premier Grand Slam event in world tennis.
SCX Special Projects, part of the SCX Group, was awarded the three-year contract to construct the retractable roof over No.1 Court after successfully designing, manufacturing and installing a similar one over Wimbledon’s Centre Court in 2009.
The new folding roof over No.1 Court is part of a significant redevelopment that will increase seating capacity and transform the grass court arena into one capable of guaranteed play in all weather conditions.
SCX Group said of its appointment:
It's been a great journey with AELTC to engineer and install their second retractable roof at Wimbledon.
Watch the amazing time-lapse video online at: https://sportsvenuebusiness.com/index.php/2019/05/02/video-the-no-1-court-project-at-wimbledon-the-final-year/
For further information on KSS, which will once again be speaking and exhibiting, make sure to visit their stand (#7) during the 2019 edition of ALSD International...
Debbie Power, Associate Director at KSS, is one of a host of industry experts that will be sharing invaluable insights into how clubs and venues can optimise revenue through new builds, renovations and service offerings at ALSD International – Europe’s leading event for the Premium Seat & Hospitality sector – coming to Croke Park Stadium this October… Debbie will be joined on a panel session entitled "Renovate with Success: The ROI of Venue Renovations. How to Maintain what is Iconic and Build what is Needed" by Ros Robinson, Head of Club Wembley Development, The Football Association (The FA)