Aintree Re-development.


Two new grandstands, built adjacent to the Queen Mother Stand, were constructed in the form of identical facilities linked by a central walkway and two-tiered bar areas. Each grandstand provides four tiers of premium viewing facilities. Terracing for 1,400 is provided at ground level in each grandstand, as well as full bar, catering and betting facilities and a medical room.





On level 1 there is a restaurant for 640 diners, overlooking the racecourse. Seating is provided for 790 at levels 2 and 4, plus 32 disabled spaces and room for 32 disabled helpers. A further hospitality suite for 360 diners is provided on level 3. Six private suites overlooking the racecourse are housed on level 5.




In total, this development of the two new grandstands accommodates additional viewing for 2,800 racegoers on steppings at the ground level, seating for an additional 1,580 plus 32 disabled spaces and helpers and permanent corporate hospitality facilities for 2,288.




I was responsible for the complete modelling and detailing of both main grandstands, connecting walkways and the Media Centre & Parade ring.


At it's peak, there was an additional draughtsman working on the contract with myself - modelling the escape stair structures and editing drawings.