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numerous challenges, including its Green Belt location, its complex and difficult levels and connection into the existing building, together with time constraints


Familiar territory


Racecourse design is familiar territory for Roberts Limbrick, having previously completed projects for The Jockey Club at Epsom and Newmarket, as well as The Centaur and Best Mate Stand at Cheltenham.


“I recently realised that my first involvement on the master planning of this project was back in 2005. Numerous iterations evolved over the years, gathering pace from 2011 onwards. It has been a privilege to be part of this fantastic project and the exemplary manner in which the whole client, consultancy and contractor team collaborated to deliver such a success. I am delighted with, and proud of, the result and hope that The Jockey Club and the hundreds and thousands of race-goers will enjoy and endorse its success in years to come,” says Stephen Limbrick, joint managing director of Roberts Limbrick Architects.


and capped costs. In major building project terms, once the go-ahead was given, the process has been a relatively rapid journey. The long term preparation enabled the achievement of full planning permission in record time in July 2013. An enabling works contract followed on site, resulting in the complete demolition of the old A&R Stand and the old Royal Box. Major services, replacements and diversions were carried out across the proposed site area in readiness for the new construction works, especially related to piling positions. A comprehensive tender process


resulted in the appointment of Kier as main contractor who, with a local and national presence and their previous experience of the site, commenced the works on site directly after The Festival in March 2013, with a completion date of October 2015. There were many inter-related


components to the redevelopment contract and, spanning over the two seasons, all race meetings successfully went ahead, along with the huge number of non-racing and leisure events throughout the year. This presented a logistical challenge for all involved, especially Kier, and whilst the


project appears as one contract, it was actually split into 13 sectional completions and 10 of these were, as agreed, completed in time for the record-breaking Festival in March 2015, including the use of the much needed Grandstand level 1 toilets. The overall project completed within 21


months, on time, and on budget. This represents a huge success for The Jockey Club, as this project was their largest ever capital investment in a single project. The Jockey Club, who own 15 Racecourses across the UK, also created another first here in that £25m of the funding was raised through a Retail Bond, the first of its type in sport.


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