- Location London, United Kingdom
- Client All England Lawn Tennis Club
Following the completion of the No.1 Court refurbishment, The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) is starting construction on their new Hopkins designed Somerset Road re-development project.
Construction is now underway on Hopkins Architects’ scheme for the Somerset Road site which will replace the AELTC’s existing indoor tennis facilities. The project comprises six outdoor clay courts set within an ‘English Garden’ landscape and six covered courts under a timber clad double curving roof structure.
The project, which includes important infrastructure for the wider site and below ground car parking, will play a key role in supporting and improving the operation of The Championships, Wimbledon. In particular, the Somerset Road development will become the transport hub for courtesy car operations and the arrival point for players participating in the annual event.
Construction is due to be complete by the end of 2021.
"We had to resolve a number of technical design challenges in order to successfully integrate this project into the famous SW19 venue but when complete this building will provide world class facilities for the AELTC to use year-round and it will also play a key role in the successful staging of The Championships. We are delighted that construction has started and look forward to realising this important next step in the development of the AELTC."
Mike Taylor, Principal, Hopkins Architects
The design builds on Hopkins experience gained on their award-winning National Tennis Centre for the Lawn Tennis Association. Other notable London sports venues by Hopkins Architects include the 2012 Velodrome and the Mound Stand at Lord’s.
The Project Team comprises of:
Willmott Dixon - Contractor
Cundall - Structure and Civils
ME Engineers - M+E Engineers
Rolfe Judd - Planning Consultant
Applied Landscape – Landscape