York Racecourse - Phase 2
York Racecourse Knavesmire LLP
Phase 2 involved the demolition and replacement of existing hospitality suites.
We have created a new Owners and Trainers entrance building and facilities for racegoers set against the northern boundary wall. Adjacent to these facilities is a new 'Moet' champagne pavilion complete with roof terrace looking towards the pre-parade ring and track. An ETFE (Ethylene-tetrofluroethlene) self-cleaning canopy has been erected over the Grade II listed John Carr building, a 1754 structure which we understand is the oldest sporting grandstand still being used anywhere in the world.
As the existing Weighing Room is such a 'charming' feature of York Racecourse, the facade and roof has been retained with the internal spaces being reconfigured to provide a service for racegoers.
The concluding aspect of the project was the landscaping which provides improved and level lawns, pathways and colourful flower beds. Most of the existing trees have been kept and supplemented with new to ensure that the summer feel of the area is retained.