SCX completes first year of retractable roof project over Wimbledon’s No.1 Court

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Sheffield-based engineering group SCX has completed the first year of a three-year project to construct a retractable roof for the new No.1 Court at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

SCX Special Projects, part of the SCX Group, was awarded the contract after successfully designing, manufacturing and installing a similar retractable roof 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.

When this year’s Championships start on July 3, the 11,500 spectators in No.1 Court will see the extent of the ongoing redevelopment.

Work is on schedule for completion in time for the 2019 tournament.

May 31, 2017

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