Contractor secured for York racecourse transformation

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Contractor secured for York racecourse transformation

Phase two of the transformation of the enclosure area at York racecourse has taken a step forward after main contractor, Lincoln’s Lindum Construction, appointed Alpha Rail.

The £4 million development will help to overhaul many of the historic buildings on site, as well as bring damp and flood prone facilities up to modern standards.

Alpha Rail will help restore many of the original aesthetics of the enclosure area by manufacturing and installing metal railings and gates in designs typical of the era.

“The Course Enclosure is an area of the racecourse which generations of families and racegoers have enjoyed for hundreds of years,” said Lindum Construction Contract Surveyor Lester Fisher.

“This scheme seeks to address the challenges of the facilities which are located in the infield. Alpha Rail has helped to retain many of original features with the installation of metal railings, which was certainly one of our goals from the outset.”

Phil Ball, Sales Director at Nottingham’s Alpha Rail, added: “York Racecourse is steeped in a rich history of racing tradition, so it was a privilege to be part of the redevelopment of such an iconic venue.

“The metal railings we have installed have helped to meet our clients project requirements of wanting to retain original features whilst also ensuring the safety of guests.”