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The Duchess's Stand, Epsom Downs Racecourse

Epsom and Ewell

Project Details

£10m to £49.99M

Sited in Greenbelt land, New Build

Practice

Roberts Limbrick Ltd

Roberts Limbrick Ltd , The Carriage Building , Bruton Way , Gloucester , Gloucestershire , GL1 1DG , United Kingdom

Epsom Racecourse is renowned worldwide as the home of the ‘Derby’. With the exception of the Queen’s Stand, Epsom Downs Racecourse had fallen well behind the standards of the Super 12 Racecourses in UK. The design was developed to allow the Racecourse to be a commercial success all year round - not only on race days. The scheme saw the demolition of the existing Main Grandstand, the Rosebery Stand and the 1914 building and their replacement with a major new Grandstand and separate Entrance Pavilion, incorporating Racecourse Administration Offices. The development, set on Epsom Downs, is in greenbelt and involved an extensive Planning Approval process, including reviews by CABE and GOSE. At ground floor the new Grandstand houses a huge Betting, Conference and Exhibition Hall with Catering and Bar facilities, and exterior ground to first floor spectator steppings. At first floor there are Conference/Banqueting and Restaurant facilities. The second floor/mezzanine consists of 14 Corporate Boxes and a Superbox venue. The Entrance Pavilion along with the Administration Offices also provides the Ticketing facilities and Tote control. The dramatic development was carried out in two phases which commenced in August 2006, with Phase 1 completed for The Derby 2007 and Phase 2, The Grandstand, completed in March 2009.