Number One Court, Wimbledon

April 7, 2011 Filed under: 1990s, Leisure, Sport by BDP 1 comment

Placed 31st in the Placebook vote of favourite buildings by BDP
More than a decade after completion, BDP's Michelle McDowell remains a fan of a very special sporting venue

Aerial view of Number One Court

Wimbledon No 1 Court is a wonderful example of BDP engineers and architects working together at their best.

The stadium is a world class venue for tennis – it provides an elegant, modern and delightful space with a perfect atmosphere for the most thrilling of matches. I particularly like the ‘look no hands’ roof structure which provides column-free views and gentle shade in the sun.

Aerial view of Number One Court

The masterstroke of countersinking the bowl into the hillside allows the historic Centre Court to retain its presence and the seamless integration of restaurants and hospitality creates text-book circulation flows and ease of orientation.

What a fantastic place for people who enjoy tennis.

Inside Number One Court at Wimbledon
Michelle McDowell MBE leads BDP's Civil & Structural Engineering profession, and was named Business Woman of the Year in April 2011. Among many other major projects, she was closely involved in BDP's work at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon.