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EC Harris appointed to Jockey Club’s Cheltenham racecourse project

EC Harris has been appointed to a procurement and management role on the Jockey Club’s £45m racecourse redevelopment at Cheltenham.

The consultant will be responsible for design procurement management, contract management, handover and occupation management through to anticipated completion of the new racecourse.

The project is due to be completed in time for the Cheltenham Festival in March 2016.

Among improvements will be a re-routed Horse Walk from the Parade Ring to the racecourse, alterations to the Tented Village and improvements to ground-level circulation.

The Weighing Room and Paddock Building will also be refurbished, with a new grandstand to replace the existing A&R Stand and Royal Box.

The scheme is currently under consideration for planning consent.

Jockey Club group property director Colin Fellows said: “We appointed EC Harris to apply its 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.”

EC Harris partner Keith Andrews 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.”

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