Wimbledon No.1 Court Roof Removal

As part of the upgrade of #1 Court at The All England Lawn Tennis Club, the existing membrane roof was to be removed.

The challenges included minimising the disruption to the existing seating and releasing the locked in stress from the form of the roof.

The compliant scheme was to construct a uniform support falsework under the whole roof and then to cut up the roof.

Our proposal was to introduce discrete towers to allow jacks to raise the roof to minimise the internal stresses and then cut up the roof from above into large sections.

Our approach enabled substantial savings in the cost of the programme associated with the works and also reduced the work at height and manual handling challenges. It also meant that we were removing 24 large sections of roof for processing at ground level rather than the thousands of small pieces with the base scheme.


  • Location: Wimbledon, London