Consultant will work on redevelopment of racecourse



EC Harris has won a role on the £45m redevelopment of Cheltenham Racecourse.

The Jockey Club has appointed the consultant to provide design and procurement management, contract management, handover and occupation management on the revamp scheme, which is expected to be complete in time for the Cheltenham Festival in March 2016.

The redevelopment will include a new grandstand, a redefined and re-routed Horse Walk from the Parade Ring to the Racecourse, adaptations and improvements to the Tented Village, improvements to visitor circulation and refurbishment of the Weighing Room and Paddock Building.

The scheme is currently under consideration for planning consent.

Colin Fellows, group property director at The Jockey Club, said: “We appointed EC Harris to apply their unique sector knowledge and experience and to capture the real needs and aspirations of Cheltenham Racecourse.

“As our existing buildings began to tire and not represent the best of what we know Cheltenham to be, we looked to a partner with experience in the sector to work with us to deliver our exciting new course.”

Keith Andrews, partner, at EC Harris said: “We are delighted to be working on such a seminal project, transforming one of the country’s most well-loved race courses, working with Cheltenham to showcase the very best of national hunt racing facilities on the world stage.”