It is being brought into the twenty-first century while still retaining its appeal as a rural retreat within the city
Tempe MacGowan, Landscape Architecture Australia

Royal Randwick Racecourse

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Details

BVN
Client
Australian Jockey Club
Location
77-97 Alison Road, Randwick NSW
Completion
November 2009
Value
$30,000,000
Services
Concept Design and Masterplanning
Size

61,500 m2 GFA

Description

Revitalising NSW’s premier racecourse to increase patronage and membership growth

The Royal Randwick Racecourse redevelopment masterplan aims to support the regeneration of the thoroughbred racing industry with facilities that provide a range of services designed to increase patronage and membership growth.

The staged masterplan provides a reorganisation of site infrastructure, based on a series of strategic principles rather than specific built structures. This requires the renewing, substitution and provisioning of all in-ground services, the demolition of structures and extensive study of the site to solve the significant flood management issues for the area. Other major initiatives include creating a ‘whole-of-venue’ experience, integrating equine activities with spectator areas.

The first stage of implementation establishes St Leger Avenue as a new service road for equine and service loading. The existing day stalls and testing laboratories were also demolished and relocated to an accessible courtyard enclosure. A landscaped public forecourt of magnolias to the east provides the new major point of arrival for members and public.

Location

77-97 Alison Road, Randwick NSW

Brief Elements

  • Horse Stalls
  • Landscaped Forecourt
  • Service Roads and Transport
  • Spectator Seating
  • Urban Regeneration