Cheltenham Racecourse have started work on ambitious plans for their £45million grandstand, to be finished in time for The Festival in 2016.

The development plans will see the creation of a new state-of-the-art new grandstand alongside Cheltenham’s existing main grandstand.

It will include new annual members’ facilities, general public viewing areas, private boxes, The Cheltenham Club and the Royal Box.

The project will also see the creation of elevated walkways to ease mobility for customers and provide a multi-tiered ‘amphitheatre’ e xperience around the parade ring, allowing even more people to enjoy the equine stars at the heart of the Home of Jump racing.

The Jockey Club, owners of Cheltenham Racecourse and the largest commercial group in British racing, has confirmed that it has raised more than £45 million of capital required to fund this project.screenshot

Major contractors Kier were awarded the contract after working with Cheltenham Racecourse over the course of several major projects, including the construction of the prestigious Centaur building in 2004.

Ian Renton, Cheltenham and South West Regional Director for The Jockey Club Racecourses, will be representing the project at TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Summit this October.

“The building of the new £45million grandstand at Cheltenham is well underway, in time for it to be ready for The Festival in 2016. Working is progressing nicely and we have a great working relationship with Kier, who are the contractors…”

“The new grandstand has been designed to provide improved facilities for all racegoers as well as Owners & Trainers, Box Holders and those in The Cheltenham Club.”

“We have an exciting time ahead until it is ready for The Festival in 2016.”

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