We are celebrating an evening of success after two of our projects were recognised at the Structural Steel Design Awards held in London on 1st October.
The installation of the retractable roof over No.1 Court at Wimbledon was one of just five projects to pick up a prestigious Structural Steel Award from a 20-strong shortlist that Chairman of the Judging Panel, Chris Nash, from the Royal Institute of British Architects, described as containing “jaw-dropping achievements and beautiful gems”.
The judges said: “Installing a moving roof over No.1 Court involved the adaption of the 1997 building without interrupting the annual tennis Championships. This extraordinarily complex work was carried out over three seasons with minimum public awareness. Large movable steel trusses installed to very exacting tolerances over the existing building provide a roof that can shelter a match from rain within minutes.”
Our Fen Court project in London also received a Commendation during the ceremony.
The Structural Steel Design Awards celebrate the UK’s excellence in the field of steel construction, particularly demonstrating its potential in terms of efficiency, cost effectiveness, aesthetics, sustainability and innovation.