Grimshaw reveals new masterplan for Wimbledon
Grimshaw has revealed its masterplan for the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon
The scheme includes a new retractable roof over Court Number 1, a major new entrance plaza and new competitors’ facilities underneath three new Championships’ courts.
Philip Brook, chairman of the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club said: ‘This ‘Wimbledon Master Plan’ sets out our vision for the future of the Club’s grounds and is a framework against which new development will be assessed and refined — what it is not is a set of definitive development proposals.’
He added: ‘The publication of the Wimbledon Master Plan (see attached) is the first step in a consultation process with a wide range of stakeholders that will take place in the coming months through meetings, presentations and a public exhibition.’
Despite reports to the contrary, Populous, which completed a similar structure in 2009, is not expected to be involved.
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The ‘Wimbledon 2020’ follows on from the club’s previous ‘Long Term Plan’ which started in 1993 and completed last year.
A studio statement said: ‘Grimshaw is delighted to be associated with such a prestigious British and internationally renowned institution and will work to embrace Wimbledon’s unique history of tradition and innovation to enhance further its position as the pre-eminent tennis Grand Slam.’
The club moved to its current grounds in 1922. Populous completed a retractable roof over the main stadium, Centre Court, in 2009.