Plastic roof at Chelsea

Multi-million pound assets are being protected by a `world first’ at Chelsea Football Club. Designex devised the concept of a glazed telescopic roof over the players’ entrance to the pitch, in response to the club’s requirement for some means of protecting its players from the crowd. The motorised telescopic, cantilevered roof is glazed with Marlon FS polycarbonate supplied by Brett Martin. The material has an impact resistance up to 200 times that of glass, yet is approximately half the weight.