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Redevelopment planned for Chester Racecourse

Chester Racecourse in the north of England has revealed plans for a £100 million redevelopment which would include two new grandstands.

Chester Race Company unveiled a long-term strategic ‘Masterplan 2018’ to its shareholders.

Following the recent announcements regarding on-going works to the racecourse site, these plans detailed the intentions for development and improvements at Chester Racecourse in the coming years.

The project features a newly constructed three-level Events Building, which will act as a conference centre on non-racedays, adjacent to the Holiday Inn Express on the racecourse site with a modernised Pavilion Grandstand, containing hospitality boxes and restaurant and bar areas, replacing the Leverhulme Stand.

Chief Executive of Chester Race Company, Richard Thomas said:

Our ‘Masterplan 2018’ represents a substantial commitment to the development of the Chester Racecourse site and we can apportion many additional benefits from this planned investment to the city of Chester and our local community.

We have received positive feedback and support from our Shareholders and CWAC and now invite members of the public to play an integral part in this project through consultation.

A planning application for the demolition of the Watergate Inn submitted in January has now been approved and works have begun.

The pub will be replaced with a new public entrance to the County enclosure through formal landscape and a feature canopy.

All works will be completed in advance of the first meeting of Chester’s 2018 season on Wednesday 9 May 2018.