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New look for York Racecourse

by Sophie Cullen on Sep 11, 2015 in Architecture
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Photo by Dennis Gilbert

Photo by Dennis Gilbert

York Racecourse has recently unveiled its world class redevelopment by Phelan Architects

Considered one of the finest  racecourses in the UK, York Racecourse has undergone a £10m redevelopment by Phelan Architects bringing it in line with some of the best equine facilities in the world. Phelan's masterplan, driven by a need for improved equine and racegoer experience, is the first comprehensive redevelopment of the Northern end of the site since 1908.

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Photo by Dennis Gilbert

The scheme comprises a new weigh-in building, complete with a fine dining restaurant, new saddling boxes and a new pre-parade ring; improved vet and wash down facilities and extensive works to the Champagne lawns improving both the view and utility of the original grandstand – the oldest sporting stand still in use in the world, the grade II listed John Carr Stand which dates from 1754. With a palette of brickwork, timber and slate, Phelan has incorporated the materials of the racecourse into the separated equine buildings, whilst organising them in a stable yard arrangement, built around the perimeter of the new larger, flatter pre-parade ring, to provide a familiar and calming environment for the horses.

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Photo by Dennis Gilbert

Building forms are kept as simple shapes to minimise the scale and massing of the design and the main elevation, fronting onto the parade ring, incorporates a verandah with a decorative metalwork screen showing Yorkshire Roses and barber pole ribbon columns that provide a visible and recognisable motif of York Racecourse.

 

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