There are not many venues more prestigious than The All England Lawn Tennis Club, which has hosted The Championships, Wimbledon, since 1877. With the event on show to a global audience, it was important for the venue to invest in top of the range, modern catering facilities.

The scope of the project covered three areas. The main area was within the newly formed basement areas under Courts 14 and 15; these areas were created from scratch and included new catering facilities.

Within this section, HCE provided a new kitchen and servery for the ball boys and girls, and also a large food-court facility which included a deli take away, coffee bar, main entrees, central salad bar, tills and a condiment collection area for the media and broadcasting personnel. These were supported by kitchens and bespoke cold rooms.

The scheme also included the disconnection, servicing and cleaning of existing items of equipment to incorporate within the scheme.

HCE outfitted a new first floor kitchen and ground floor serveries within a new build known as the Construction Support Village (CSV), a temporary modular building designed and built to support the delivery of the Wimbledon Master Plan.

Area three was the Aorangi Pavilion, where fit-outs included a back-of-house kitchen and two independent servery areas. Particular attention was paid here to the quality of service counters. Caesarstone counter tops were used throughout with a mixture of white laminate and American white oak veneer frontages. The units were surmounted by square UV bonded glass gantries to create an ultramodern high specification finish to complement the quality of the venue.

“During the design stage, HCE was pro-active in resolving issues and making it a smooth transition into the manufacturing period to give client satisfaction.”

Design manager

“HCE’s expertise proved invaluable on the Wimbledon Project. It met our requirements of providing off site co-ordination of the design, carrying out site surveys of the existing building, checking existing and new services and facilitated the co-operation of its supply chain, all of which helped us provide a flexible service, a high quality product and programme certainty to the client.”

Main contractor commercial manager