Northampton firm awarded contract to build training court for Badminton England event


A temporary structures specialist based in Northampton has been awarded a new contract from Badminton England for the London Grand Prix event.

Neptunus, based on Cob Drive, Swan Valley, has been tasked with supplying additional temporary space to house a final warm-up court for the athletes and an interaction zone for the event at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from October 1 to October 6.

The final warm-up court will be visible to the public, so that they can observe the final minutes of training before the athletes take to the courts.

Neptunus will be constructing one of its versatile Alu Halls for this purpose, which is well suited to sporting applications such as this thanks to its modular design, robust exterior and solid, level flooring.

April Trasler, Neptunus’ managing director, said: “We are looking forward to working with Badminton England at this prestigious event and to being back in Queen Elizabeth Park after spending so much time working there for the Olympic Games last year. 

“This move will also strengthen our ties with sport as a supplier of relocatable sports buildings.”