Sir Robert McAlpline bags Wimbledon roof contract


Sir Robert McAlpine has netted the contract to build a roof to cover Wimbledon’s No.1 Court.

The contractor has seen off competition from two other firms, having signed a pre-contract service agreement with The All-England Club.

Work on the roof will start after the completion of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships, with the facility set to be operational by 2019.

In 2004, Galliford Try was chosen to build the retractable roof on Wimbledon’s Centre Court.

The masterplan for No. 1 Court was put in place 18 months ago and includes two additional tiers with around 900 seats and the creation of a new two-level public plaza in place of No. 19 Court.

Robert Deatker, who leads the new Estate Development Team, which was put together to carry out masterplan said the masterplan “will involve the reconfiguring of a lot of the site in terms of public space”.

He added: “[Sir Robert] McAlpine won [this contract] through their ingenuity in how they plan to deliver it.”

Sir Robert McAlpine this month appointed Tony Aikenhead as its new CEO after a management restructure.

It was revealed last month that SRM was one of three contractors in the running for Spurs’ £400m new stadium.



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