Aintree Racecourse


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Home to the Grand National

TYPE: Rececourse
COST: £34m
CLIENT: Aintree Racecourse Ltd
AWARDS: 2007 Roses Design Award (Silver Award – Commercial Category)
2007 Insider Property Award (People’s Property Award)
2008 Civic Trust (commendation)



Liverpool, UK
Aintree Racecourse

The Grand National Racecourse was reconfigured around the needs of the users.

The project included placing the stables, new pre-parade ring and main parade ring in a logical, safer sequence.  We also re-located the media suite to the centre of the action and used a tensile-fabric roof to create more space for viewing and greeting in the winners’ enclosure.

Our two new theatre stands provide hospitality and seated viewing across the racecourse — with bird’s eye views along the start and finish strait — while our landscapers have made good use of native woodland species.

The overall result was a heighten sense of theatre and spectator experience with upgraded facilities meeting the needs of the horses, jockeys and visitors.