Beverley Racecourse has submitted an application to East Riding of Yorkshire Council for full planning permission for the £4.8m development to replace the existing 1960s main stand which has rudimentary facilities and no disabled access beyond the ground floor.
Terracing in the new, fully-accessible grandstand will have tiered viewing areas offering a more casual and social experience for racegoers and bar and dining areas will be glazed so customers can enjoy excellent views onto the course and also back across Beverley’s picturesque Westwood.
The ground floor will feature a new entrance, a large open bar and new gaming area while the first floor will feature a high-quality bistro, for casual dining overlooking the course.
The top floor will provide an extension for the racecourse’s exclusive Premier Enclosure, with semi al fresco dining on a balcony offering unrivalled views of the scenic course. On non-racedays the grandstand will offer excellent facilities for meetings, conferences, exhibitions, dinners and other events.
Construction of the new grandstand will begin, subject to permission, in September 2020, with completion in April 2021.
Sally Iggulden, Chief Executive said:
These plans will provide the racecourse with the modern, fit-for-purpose facilities we need to meet the expectations of racegoers today and into the future, as well as having a competitive offer for other events.