24th July 2019

Wimbledon No. 1 Court video: Patrick Williams

Patrick Williams of The All England Lawn Tennis Club explains how the project is ‘too big and too complicated’ to take place without close collaboration.

2016 was a momentous year for tennis fans – Andy Murray won his final Wimbledon, and it also saw the start of Sir Robert McAlpine’s work on the retractable roof on No.1 Court.

Enabling play to continue no matter the weather, the new roof is vital for players, organisers and tennis fans alike.

Patrick Williams of The All England Lawn Tennis Club explains how the project is ‘too big and too complicated’ to take place without close collaboration across teams, and notes the stunning project is testament to the hard work of a team prepared to ‘bend over backwards’.

Find out more about what we did below.

Video: Patrick Williams, The All England Lawn Tennis Club

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: 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
  5. 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