Plans to transform All England Lawn Tennis Club could be submitted to council this month

An artists' impression of the new roof on Court One from the road.

An artists' impression of the new roof on Court One from the road.

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Plans to transform the world-famous Court One at the All England Club in Wimbledon are expected to be submitted to Merton Council this month.

The move comes as the first deadline for charities in Merton and Wandsworth to apply for up to £5,000 in charitable funding from the club approaches.

The All England Club is hoping to put in a formal planning application to the council by the end of August detailing plans to transform the court by adding two tiers of 900 seats plus improved hospitality facilities.

A new fixed and retractable roof like the one on Centre Court could be built if it is approved by the council’s planning committee.

The master plan features ideas to create a two-level public plaza in place of court 19, wider and more comfortable seating on Court One, improved on-site concessions and catering areas and a new large television screen for spectators on Murray Mound.

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An artists' impression: Aerial view.

The Wimbledon Foundation Community Fund is a new initiative in association with the Wimbledon Foundation, a charitable arm of the All England Club.

It aims to distribute £100,000 in the coming year to organisations which apply for the funding boost.

There are a number of criteria, which can be viewed on the website. 

Applications should be made by Friday, September 5.

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Plans for the All England Club. 

A public exhibition of the master plan was held on Thursday, August 7, and Friday, August 8, for neighbours of the club in Church Road, Wimbledon.

To view the plans, visit the website. Send your comments on the scheme to consultation@rolfe-judd.co.uk or contact the newsdesk on 020 87226336. 

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12:51pm Thu 14 Aug 14

buggsie says...

Murray Mound - how naff is the reporter.
Debenture Holders - never taking their seats - whilst genuine fans queue all night.
Putting the roof on Centre court was the best move - paying tennis fans just getting ripped off when it rains. Get a refund if you see less than 1 hours play - but if you see 1 hour 1 minute and it rains no refund.
Don't know why retractable roofs weren't put over courts 2 & 3 when they were recently rebuilt.
Murray Mound - how naff is the reporter. Debenture Holders - never taking their seats - whilst genuine fans queue all night. Putting the roof on Centre court was the best move - paying tennis fans just getting ripped off when it rains. Get a refund if you see less than 1 hours play - but if you see 1 hour 1 minute and it rains no refund. Don't know why retractable roofs weren't put over courts 2 & 3 when they were recently rebuilt. buggsie
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