Racecourse reveals swish new look

Newmarket Racecourse has unveiled a multi-million-pound redevelopment of facilities.

July Course, at the iconic racing venue, has been upgraded as part of an ongoing industry-wide project to modernise facilities for spectators and all jockeys.

An impressive new Champagne Bar and viewing terrace has been created to enhance the spectator experience in The Head-on Stand, with stunning views over the racecourse.

The Champagne bar provides a brand-new alfresco dining experience with capacity for 195 people on the new terrace, alongside more than 130 on the ground floor.

Jockey facilities have also been revamped in The Weighing Room, including new showers and toilets, male/female/flexi changing rooms, physio rooms, a safeguarding area, and a new weighing room.

Developers and construction company The Wigley Group was appointed by The Jockey Club to carry out the work.

James Davies, Chief Executive Officer of The Wigley Group, which is based in Southam, said: “It’s been great to work with The Jockey Club to bring their vision for such an iconic venue to life.

“This has been a really exciting project to work on which not only enhances the spectator offering and provides high-quality facilities for all sports professionals, but also delivers sustainability improvements with the installation of solar panels and low energy lighting throughout.”


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