Lion Serves Made-to-Measure, Temporary Roadways for Wimbledon 2014

Last year LION Trackhire was awarded a multi-year contract for temporary roadways and walkways for The Championships by The All England Lawn Tennis Club Championships.

LION assigned a dedicated design and project management team to achieve the high quality finish expected at such a prestigious event. They had to meticulously survey and plan all the varying landscaped situations and conditions perfectly before designs could be drawn up.

Extra trakway and ancillary products were housed onsite, together with a stand-by, quality maintenance and emergency team, ready to respond in the event of adverse weather or other technical difficulties.

Special measures were taken to overcome irregular shapes and tight angles, often creating ‘panels to fit’ to maximise all available space. Cut to fit and half panels were deployed with end ramps, side ramps and PVC mats to eliminate any trip hazards.

LION’S unique ‘steerable’ panels were utilised for tricky movements around the golf course parking area where, for example, multiple obstacles such as sprinkler systems had to be avoided.

23,000m2 of trakway was required to fulfill the contract including; Bus turning areas, Contractor’s compound, Drop off points, Media transporter locations, Outlying park and ride areas, Hospitality access and Golf Course Car parking

“Having worked with many of LION Trackhire’s team previously, I was confident that they were able to provide us with the high quality result we were looking for. Their site teams have been a credit to their company and matched the high standards we expect from all our staff and contractors at The Championships.”

John Cox - Wimbledon’s Building & Services Manager