The world’s most famous racecourse to reopen after two years
The redevelopment, designed by HOK Sport+Venue+Event, architects of the Millennium stadium, Cardiff and the new Wembley stadium, London, not only includes a new grandstandstand but also a 400 metre internal galleria, a hotel a health club and restaurant.
While the seating capacity will not increase, the redevelopment improves
circulation and access and provides excellent viewing lines of the
racing, parade ring and winners' enclosure.
The focal point of the redevelopment is undoubtedly the new stand
itself. The distinctive design is defined by the spectacular parasol
roof suspended on 'structural trees'. The stand is flooded with natural
light, using glass and aluminium materials, bringing the outside in as
you walk through the galleria.
The official opening of the racecourse will take place on the first day of the Royal Meeting, Which takes place from 20th to 24th June 2006.