Horserace Betting Levy Board
DBK was appointed to monitor its clients capital investment in the multi million pound grandstand development at Cheltenham Racecourse. We have a strong track record on racing related projects including those at Ascot, York, Aintree and Epsom racecourses.
Our role has been to assess the feasibility of technical proposals and then monitor the project throughout the construction phase on behalf of the Levy Board. Our appointment will ensure best value, best practice and the efficient and effective delivery of an iconic new development.
The scheme involved the creation of a new, state-of-the-art grandstand alongside Cheltenham’s existing main grandstand and included new annual members’ facilities, general public viewing areas, private boxes, a Super Club and the Royal Box. The project also included the creation of elevated walkways to ease mobility for customers and provide a multi-tiered ‘amphitheatre’ experience around the parade ring. At £45 million, the development is the Jockey Club's largest single investment in facilities and builds on more than £80 million invested in facilities at Cheltenham in the last 30 years.
The National Horseracing Museum will also move from its current location on the High Street, opened by the Queen 30 years ago, to the historic Palace House site where it will be joined by a new gallery for the British Sporting Art Trust and a centre for the Retraining of Racehorses charity.
RPS acquired DBK Ltd in April 2016.