Arena Structures’ bespoke I-Novation building was once again the cornerstone of the temporary infrastructure at the Nitto ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 in London, 12th-19th November.
In total, Arena supplied more than 7,000sqm of temporary space to the finals for the 2017 tournament, the eighth time the company has worked at the event.
The tournament, won by Grigor Dimitrov, saw the world’s best players competing on the main court, with sponsors, competitors and corporate guests able to enjoy the high-quality facilities of the VIP Village, built outside the main O2 Arena.
At the heart of the Village was the world-class I-Novation temporary building supplied by Arena Structures. Measuring 40 x 50m and sitting on 13m high legs, it contained the players’ main practice court, with two triple-deck structures either side.
Surrounded by 40mm Kingspan panels and covered by an inflated roof, the I-Novation came with superb insulation quality
The internal triple-deck structures, each measuring 15m x 40m, housed the sponsors’ area, players’ lounge, players’ restaurant and tennis family area. Bespoke flat roof structures containing the reception area and security zone were designed using an adapted triple deck base system and installed in sync with the main I-Novation structure.
The hospitality areas, installed over two levels, featured nine different suites accommodating guests from sponsors including Peugot, Emirates and Infosys. In all the temporary buildings supplied by Arena Structures, the company also delivered all the lighting, floor coverings, air conditioning, temporary ceilings, walls, stairs, lifts, hoist and toilets.
Months of design work from Arena Structures’ in-house CAD team went into the final structures, which were built to the client’s wishes to provide modern, stylish facilities for players and guests. Overseen by Account Director Daniel Bluff, the Arena team spent nine weeks installing the VIP Village and other facilities, which included an 800sqm TFS structure for another practice court.
Away from the VIP Village, Arena Structures once again supplied bespoke media facilities, including 319 media booths and a custom-built 5m x 8m sound-proofed media centre.
It was the first time Grigor Dimitrov, who overcame David Goffin in the final, has won the ATP World Tour Final, and with more than 250,000 tennis fans passing through the gates of the O2 Arena – a 95% sell-out – the tournament remains a sporting success story.