Chandos Fabric Roof

Fabric Architecture awarded Chandos Lawn Tennis Club fabric roof contract

As part of a multi-million pound land swap and redevelopment project, Fabric Architecture have secured the contract to design, engineer, manufacture and install a new state-of-the-art tensile fabric roof for the tennis facility, working alongside Main Contractors, McLaughlin and Harvey.

Carrying forward the initial scheme design by Hopkins architects and Arup, Fabric Architecture’s in-house Design & Engineering Team have worked with Barr’s Structural Engineers to design foundations for the 2000sqm PVC and ETFE hybrid fabric roof structure, consisting of 64 tonnes of tri-cord steel truss frame and over 3000sqm of tensile fabric.

Each fabric tensile structure is designed and engineered to the specific project requirements and criteria. The process is a continual exchange of ideas between Fabric Architecture and the customer, to ensure a seamless delivery of the end result.

This high-end leisure facility is the latest in a growing portfolio of large-scale, clear-span sports & leisure projects by Fabric Architecture. Installation began on site in early 2015 and completion is scheduled for August 2015.

We will be running a ‘Watch it Unfold’ series on our News Blog about this project. Stay tuned!


A bespoke hyper system for elegant open-air dining preserving views of the course and allowing customers continued enjoyment of the races.

A 240sqm wave-shaped fabric ceiling was designed to create a smooth and undulating surface with atmospheric up-lighters.