Cheltenham Racecourse Redevelopment

For this project Furness Partnership was working on the construction of a new state-of-the-art five-storey 6,500 capacity grandstand. The structural design has to take into consideration the exposure of the building to strong winds. The construction’s layout is consists of:

  • Ground floor public areas
  • First floor annual members bar
  • Second floor owner’s and trainer’s bar
  • Third floor Royal and eleven Privet boxes
  • Fourth floor
  • Cheltenham Club premium boxes
  • 156 basement toilets

Generally the grandstand structure is a steel frame supporting precast slabs on piled foundations with large basement areas. Also design Incorporates large spans for striking open spaces, clear elevations for enhanced views, cantilevering out by up to 4m balconies and an impressive 21m canopy overhanging the racecourse elevation.