Project Overview

Dawnus undertook the design and construction of a new, BREEAM Excellent targeted racecourse facility at the existing racecourse in Newbury. The Heartspace forms a critical development landmark of the overall masterplan of Newbury Racecourse. This project is the first phase of multiple planned schemes which are collectively referred to as the Heartspace Redevelopment. 

This new development provides enhanced racing and leisure with improved facilities, an enriched visitor experience and new management accommodation for staff of the racecourse. 

The first phase of construction consisted of several items; careful dismantling of pavilions, extension to the owners and trainers car park, entrance demolition, new west entrance and horseman’s club facility, two new entrances to create a more attractive, customer-friendly arrival experience, administration office above the horseman’s club, new pre-parade ring with saddling stalls adjacent, expansion of the existing parade ring to include a completely new winners’ enclosure, repositioned pavilion suites, and landscaping around the grandstands. 

The site team managed this project and the associated challenging live environment, ensuring the racecourse remained fully operational throughout the duration of the project.

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Newbury Racecourse PLC



Project Value


Contract Period

49 weeks