York Racecourse - Phase 1A/1B

York Racecourse Knavesmire LLP

York Racecourse - Phase 1A/1B

York Racecourse Knavesmire LLP

New stabling block, parade ring and weigh-in building foundations.

Lindum York is proud to be associated with the first major review of the horse facilities at York Racecourse in a Century.

As a result of reconfiguring facilities for the horses, there is improved viewing for race goers, as well as greater ease of movement for visitors and horses. Improvements to Welfare facilities for the horses has been a major focus and the finished stables provide excellent accommodation.

Phase 1: Construction of a new, improved pathway and course crossing allowing ongoing public access to the centre of the Knavesmire on race days and non-race days as the existing site footprint was not large enough for the new facilities. This was then followed by the demolition of the existing stables to create a larger, level pre-parade ring complete with both open and closed saddling boxes, a vet treatment room, stocks and a wash down area for the horses.

Finally a circular building almost on an island adjacent to the main parade ring was constructed to allow the winner and placed owners and trainers to celebrate and review their race.

Phase 1A/1B: Construction and fit out of a new Weighing Room. This 21st Century sporting pavilion incorporates the work of a renowned local blacksmith with the cast fretwork panels incorporating the 'Yorkshire' Rose and 'Barbers Poles’ that evoke the iconic image of York Races. The building itself houses the race day facilities for the male and female jockeys and their valets.

Technical Details

Client Name:

York Racecourse Knavesmire LLP


Main Contractor


Phelan Architects



Contract Period weeks:


Project Status:

Project Completed

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