The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) is host to The Championships, widely regarded as the premier stage in world tennis. The event, which lasts for two weeks each year, attracts some 500,000 spectators to the Ground and employs some 10,000 staff. For the remainder of the year, the Club operates as a private members club.
The Wimbledon 2020 Masterplan is set to guide the long term development of the Club and its facilities over the next 15 to 20 years. It sets out a vision for the future of the Club’s grounds and is a framework against which future development will be assessed and refined.
Vectos was appointed by the AELTC in February 2013 to provide transport advice in relation to the Club’s emerging Wimbledon 2020 Masterplan.
Vectos acted as transport consultant to the AELTC during preparation of their Masterplan. This involved extensive liaison with the Club to understand their year round operations and their Championships’ operations to establish how the Masterplan could work for both scenarios.
Vectos undertook an extensive data collection exercise during the 2013 Championships to review the transport operation of this unique event, the largest data collection study ever commissioned by the AELTC.
Our role included analysis of the data collected during the 2013 Championships to understand the transport operation and to understand how, through development of the Masterplan, the operation could potentially be improved in the future. In addition, extensive studies were undertaken to assess how the changes proposed by the Masterplan would affect The Championships in terms of its impact on transport including accessibility, sustainability, servicing, design, vehicular movement and pedestrian movement.