George Stowell 

Chartered Architect  | Client Adviser

George Stowell 

Chartered Architect  | Client Adviser

NATIONAL TENNIS CENTRE

Lead architect: The Lawn Tennis Association’s Sports Canopy, National Tennis Centre.

Built 2010

Court canopy to provide all year round practice court canopy for enhanced player development with option for demountibility during summer months. Prototype new and novel structural technology with high performance 40m clear span.


Client: The Lawn Tennis Association

Consultants: Airlight, Arup, Buro 4Four, Robinson Low Frances, Rolfe Judd, MLM, PFB

Manufacturing group: Canobbio, Airlight, Form TL, Tubular Erectors.

Cost: £600k

Installation stage interior

Final stages of erection

London’s Open House visitors

Fabrication by Tubular Erectors

BCIA Awards Ceremony 2011

Key aspects

Refined complex interfaces

Resolution of complex material and structural interfaces for safe erection and demountability.

Daylit interior for natural playing conditions

Even natural lighting conditions to support optimal training conditions for tennis performance development.

Careful alignment with existing building

Carefully considered  spatial relationship to existing award winning  National Tennis Centre by Hopkins Architects, 2005.