19th July 2019

Wimbledon No. 1 Court video: Jay Ranade

Delivering a site to brief and on time requires focus and hard work, but the team also had to grapple with the unique challenge of completing project phases in strict nine-month windows.

Delivering a site to brief and on time requires focus and hard work, but the team also had to grapple with the unique challenge of completing project phases in strict nine-month windows – ensuring nothing got in the way of the world’s oldest tennis tournament taking place every year.

Plans to lift the roof were hatched from the moment the refurbishment project was undertaken. Planner, Jay Ranade, explains how its smooth running was only possible thanks to tight collaboration with suppliers, construction teams, crane operators and sub-contractors.

Learn more about the rally between the parties in the video below.

Video: Jay Ranade

Wimbledon No. 1 Court

  1. Construction at Wimbeldon No'1 Court

    Wimbledon No. 1 Court video: Gareth Healy

    09 Jul 2019

    For the past three years, we have been fitting a new retractable roof on No.1 Court at Wimbledon. Watch Project Director, Gareth Healy, talk about the challenges the team had to face to complete this unique and complex project.

    Read more about Wimbledon No. 1 Court video: Gareth Healy
  2. Wimbledon No. 1 Court retractable roof

    Wimbledon No. 1 Court video: Laura Purton

    10 Jul 2019

    Watch this short film in which Laura Purton, Chief Engineer, talks about the logistical complexity of lifting and installing the trusses that form the new retractable roof over No. 1 Court at Wimbledon.

    Read more about Wimbledon No. 1 Court video: Laura Purton
  3. Wimbledon No. 1 Court video: Graduates

    13 Jul 2019

    Entering the world of work can be daunting, but for our graduates working on refurbishment of the roof on No. 1 Court, the environment has been one of collaboration as well as challenge.

    Read more about Wimbledon No. 1 Court video: Graduates
  4. Wimbledon No. 1 Court video: Steve Ollington, BIM

    14 Jul 2019

    Steve Ollington – a huge sports fan who never had the opportunity to visit Wimbledon until we took on the project – talks through his work using BIM modelling to fit the new retractable roof on No. 1 Court Wimbledon.

    Read more about Wimbledon No. 1 Court video: Steve Ollington, BIM
  5. Wimbledon No. 1 Court video: Jay Ranade

    19 Jul 2019

    Delivering a site to brief and on time requires focus and hard work, but the team also had to grapple with the unique challenge of completing project phases in strict nine-month windows.

    Read more about Wimbledon No. 1 Court video: Jay Ranade