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APRIL | PREVIEW changed. This is how we came up with the ideas to include a court pack and offer a concierge service. Who led the build project and what were the build challenges? As you can imagine, there are several build challenges with a project such as this. If we concentrate on The Rosewater Pavilion, we are working off a main road, next to residential properties, operating with a short six week build time and on existing tennis courts. Historically, Gate 10 hasn’t been used and we were keen to open this up – we are offering guests a true VIP experience as they pass through the beautiful gates and glimpse a view into the grounds. Using this meant that we changed the orientation of the structure. Due to differing ground levels, the structure is linked by a clad staircase that spans the levels but feels seamlessly connected to the main structure. To assist the culinary teams, new services have permanently been installed such as gas and power. Working alongside the Estates Team at AELTC has been fantastic. Their technical and detailed knowledge of the site and willingness to embrace the new facility has been second to none. A project such as this simply wouldn’t be achievable without their input and our trusted design partner, Detail. What sort of menus are we going to see? The menu tasting was exceptionally successful with some outstanding dishes inspired exclusively with British ingredients. The a la carte menu will be offering such dishes as; Poached Native Lobster, broad bean and pea fricassee with cucumber and apple, Wye Valley Asparagus, Smoked Jersey potatoes, fresh peas and Confit Burford brown egg yolk, Oak church farm Cherries, Toasted Almond sponge, Almond ice cream. They sing of summer, are fresh and presented beautifully. These will be accompanied by wines paired to each dish as well as inspired cocktails and perrys. How have you stepped up the hospitality offering? We have been very clear in differentiating the three hospitality levels within Wimbledon. Superior and concierge service comes as standard, but by differentiating style, space, mood, proximity to seat, seat location and privacy they all differ. These levels allow the customer to define the experience that best suits their entertaining requirements and choose hospitality with confidence. Our 30+ year heritage at this event, our multi award winning experiences and our innate desire to innovate makes for the perfect mix to pre-empt customer needs and exceed expectations. We are really excited to welcome our guests to The Championships, Wimbledon this year. The Championships, Wimbledon take place at the All England Lawn Tennis Club from 1-14 July event w i f i . com 17