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Rod Laver Arena – Roof Modernisation Works

About This Project


Vertimax Australia was engaged to complete the major upgrade works on the Rod Laver Arena moving roof during 2017 and 2018.

On completion the roof has been transformed from a 35-minute opening and closing time down to a 5-minute time frame. The goal was 8-minute timeframe.

The structural upgrades completed in 2018 saw the roof jacked up on purpose-built jacks and the eight new bogies lifted into position and the old bogies removed.

The project consisted of roof structural upgrades, bogie replacement, all motors and gearboxes, electrical switchboard and complete re-wiring. The contract also includes a full re-painting of the original roof structure.

Picture above taken on 22/5/2018 of the installation of the four western side bogies.


Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne


Lend Lease Construction


Moving Roof Modernisation


2 Years – 2017-2018