All England Lawn Tennis Masterplan, Wimbledon

July 12, 2011 Filed under: 1990s, 2000s, Leisure, Masterplanning, Sport by BDP Comments Off

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BDP's masterplan started a transformation of the home of British tennis that is continuing to this day, Sanda Roebuck pays tribute

The masterplan to improve facilities at the world famous All England Lawn Tennis club in Wimbledon has had a transformational impact on British tennis.

The entire site was reordered whilst retaining the atmosphere of tennis in an English garden. The grounds were re-landscaped, water features introduced to add to the garden feel and a huge underground service tunnel created. The crowds enjoying the tennis on the big screen on Henman Hill will have no idea of the amount of building under the grounds.

This redevelopment had a significant impact on securing the Olympics 2012 with a world-class tennis facility already in place.

Sandra Roebuck is Programme Manager for the London Borough of Lambeth. She has extensive experience of delivering major masterplans both nationally and internationally.