Earlier this year our team completed Phase 1 of the roof development on No.1 Court at The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) in Wimbledon. The scope of works consisted of a BEMO standing seam metal roofing system and included a waterproof hot melt package. Having demobilised from the site in July to allow for this year’s Championships, the team have now returned for Phase 2.
Barry Coldron, Prater’s Project Director for No.1 Court, Wimbledon said: “As The Championships were set to start in July, it was decided the delivery programme would be split into two phases. Phase 1 would concentrate on delivering the roof package prior to the tournament, whereas Phase 2 would focus on the outer wall facade. We are excited to be back on site to begin delivery of the second phase of this iconic venue.”
The project has also presented other unique challenges. Due to working at a high elevation and with a steep roof pitch of up to 45°in some areas, all operatives had to be comprehensively trained in Rope Work Positioning procedures to ensure the highest level of health and safety standards.
There has also been a number of logistical and access challenges. With up to 60 Prater operatives working on site at any one time and a number of other trades present, collaboration and planning was crucial to ensure that the project ran smoothly.
During the first phase on No.1 Court, Prater were approached by the AELTC and asked to carry out some additional works on Centre Court. This is testament to the hard work carried out by our project teams so far and we look forward to successfully delivering a full scope of works for one the UK’s most iconic sport venues.
The second phase of the programme is due to be completed in April 2018 and will focus on delivering the outer wall facade – incorporating Bailey’s Rainscreen cladding, SFS framework, Kingspan Evolution panels, Gilberts louvres and Assa Abloy doors.