Project：Royal Randwick Racecourse – Spectator Precinct
Sector: Tourism & Leisure
Status: Under Construction
Contract Type: Design and Construct
Architect: Fitzpatrick & Partners
Structural Engineers: Arup
Services Engineers: Arup
Spectator Precinct = 50,900m2
Greater Royal Randwick site = 80ha
1,000 seat ballroom
The high-profile $115 million redevelopment of the Royal Randwick Racecourse spectator precinct will see Brookfield Multiplex, on behalf of the Australian Turf Club, turn the popular Sydney landmark into a world-class racing facility.
Over 40,000 square metres of space will be demolished including the Randwick Pavilion and Teahouse as well as the existing Paddock Stand, and a new stand with increased capacity will be constructed in its place. The Queen Elizabeth II stand is also set to be refurbished and will create a vibrant new facility.
In order to boost Royal Randwick Racecourse’s capacity as an international racing venue, Brookfield Multiplex has specially designed an amphitheatre-style parade ring “Theatre of the Horse”. The complex will include a two storey owners and trainers facility with direct views to the ring.
A new 1,000 seat ballroom will also be constructed with several
purposes including corporate suites on race day and for large events during non-racing season.
The historic Swab building will be restored and adapted for use as a conference facility with a museum, cafe, equine gallery and registration office for members.
Brookfield Multiplex’s outstanding credentials within the sporting and tourism sectors makes it well placed to re-create an iconic Australian venue.
Completion is anticipated for mid-2013.