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Antrim concrete firm completes Wimbledon work

Work on No 1 Court at Wimbledon was part of a £70m overhaul
Work on No 1 Court at Wimbledon was part of a £70m overhaul

By Staff Reporter

Co Antrim firm Creagh Concrete has completed a multi-million pound contract at Wimbledon's No 1 Court.

The Toomebridge firm won a deal to provide pre-cast concrete terracing units and steps on the court, as part of a £70m overhaul.

A spokesman said: "We are delighted to be involved in such a prestigious scheme, and the contribution that Creagh's products have made can be clearly seen around the arena."

Creagh started work on the project in 2017.

The new No 1 Court now has a retractable roof, and capacity of 12,400, an increase of 900.

The company said: "Creagh supplied 173 tons of precast concrete terracing units, onto which the spectator seating has been located.

"We successfully tendered for the precast concrete special terracing units and steps and worked closely with the Byrne Bros team throughout the build programme to ensure all product specifications and delivery requirements were met.

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"The 173 tons of terracing comprised mainly of straight and curved terrace pieces."

No 1 Court yesterday witnessed British player Heather Watson's defeat to Estonian woman Anett Kontaveit in straight sets, 7-5, 6-1.

In its latest accounts for the year to March 2018, turnover at Creagh Concrete fell from £79.9m to £71.2m.

Profit after tax fell from more than £3m to a shade under £700,000,

Last year, Creagh Concrete finished the tallest structure in its 43-year history as part of a £40m project.

The firm, which is led by Seamus McKeague, celebrated the topping-out of two 22-storey buildings at Arena Central in Birmingham.

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