Multimillion pound racecourse plans

PUBLISHED: 16:45 29 October 2015 | UPDATED: 16:45 29 October 2015

Exciting plans for the racecourse

Exciting plans for the racecourse


Bath Racecourse has announced exciting multimillion pound plans to extend its Lansdown venue

Proposals include the construction of a new grandstand, which would be located overlooking the final furlong, with a spacious public bar on the ground floor, viewing steps for up to 400 people and a 200-seat premier trackside restaurant with a balcony on the middle floor.

The top floor would consist of an exclusive covered roof terrace and there would be a rebuild of the existing hospitality stand that overlooks the finishing line.

Plans for the upgraded suites include the addition of balconies and on the ground floor there would be a large new public bar for racegoers to enjoy.

The addition of a new café would offer visitors a wider range of delicious hot and cold food options.

It is currently proposed that works would be completed prior to the commencement of the 2016 racing season with the exception of the new grandstand, which would be completed by the autumn of 2016.

Bath Racecourse Executive Director Jo Hall says: “This is an exciting time for the racecourse with the investment plans ensuring it has a bright future. We are already a popular and thriving local attraction but the extensive improvements will ensure we become a premier destination for racing and a wide range of business and leisure events.”

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