I know the debate about whether to have a roof on CC seemed to take years. In the end work began on it after the Championships in 2006 and it was used for the first time in 2009. Andy played the first competitive match under the roof, against a certain Stan Wawrinka.
What I don't quite know is when they intend to start the work on the roof on Court 1. Presumably they'll have to get planning permission.
Have the papers printed any pics of what Court 1 might look like with a roof? I just suspect they'll have to alter the shape at the top. I can't see how they would put a retractable roof over the roof space as it is.
It sounds to me as though they've got planning permission because they've announced that there are going to be three new courts outside it, and it all sounded very definite. As far as I can recall, some seating tiers had to be sacrificed to get the roof on CC, so I imagine something similar will happen here.
As for what it will look like, I found this pic of the entire future complex on the Telegraph online, and you can see No.1 court with the three new courts just peeping out behind it. When it's closed it'll look exactly like the roof on CC.