Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Anyone for Tennis?

Thanks to the past connection of the founding father of his practice - Stanley Peach & Partners - the Master was able to organize an excellent visit to All England Lawn Tennis Club which was greatly enjoyed by all present.

The visit took the form of a visit to the admirable Wimbledon Museum followed by visits to Court 1 (whose design philosophy and technical detailing was explained by Richard Saxon whose practice - BDP - had been responsible for the arena); the Centre Court whose new roof was performing a lively minuet for our benefit; and the new show Court 3 which has been cunningly sunk into the ground to preserve the views of the local residents over the campus generally and, perversely, that of the members of the Club over the local residents!

The party then returned to the museum for wine and a buffet and a chance to talk to Honor Godfrey
(pictured below left) from the Museum's curatorial staff who had hosted the visit.

Pictured above right -
a selection of potential tennis groupies adding their presence to one of the exhibits


pictured left the Master of the Carpenters' Company - architect John Sennitt - in company with the Clerk, David Penning and Fred Perry.

Shortlisted Entries

Winning and Selected Schemes.2

London Bridge Competition - further entries

While the three winning entries for the Competition for the design of an Inhabited London Bridge have been posted previously, shown below are a further set of photiographs of other short listed schemes.

There is to be an exhibition of all the entries at St Mary-at-Hill Church, Loval Lane (off Eastcheap), London EC3 from Wednesday 16 September until Tuesday 22 September 2009.

The exhibition will be launched with a lecture to be given by Mark Latham of the University of Leicester Centre for Urban History at 6.30pm on Wednesday 16 September.

Tickets are available from the Clerk of the Company - David Cole-Adams for £10.00 or £5.00 for students. Bookings may be made by email to

Please note that tickets will only be sent on receipt of payment.