First phase of Wimbledon No.1 Court project completed by Sheffield’s SCX



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A Sheffield-based company has completed the first stage of work on the retractable roof for the new No.1 Court at Wimbledon. SCX has completed the first year of a three-year project to construct the roof at The All England Lawn Tennis Club.

SCX Special Projects, part of the SCX Group, which is based in Wincobank, Sheffield, 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. Work is on schedule for completion in time for the 2019 tournament.

The new roof has already used more than 3,500 tonnes of steel, the equivalent of 295 buses or six Airbus aeroplanes.

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