Sheffield firm to supply new Wimbledon roof for No.1 Court

Sheffield based engineering specialist SCX has been awarded the contract to build a retractable roof at Wimbledon’s No.1 Court.

Sir Robert McAlpine is main contractor on the latest £70m project for The All England Lawn Tennis Club.

SCX also supplied the new roof at Centre Court to guaranteed play in all weather conditions.

SCX Group Managing Director, Simon Eastwood said: “We are very proud to have built the original retractable roof on Centre Court, so to be chosen to work on No.1 Court is a real honour.”

The company will be responsible for the design and supply of all the mechanical and electrical equipment and construction of all the components that make up the moving sections of the roof.

Much of the construction, assembly and testing work will be carried out at SCX’s new Tyler Street facility in Sheffield.

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