York Racecourse – Champagne Lawns

The second phase of works at York is focused on the Champagne lawns within the County Enclosure. Work on site started in September 2014 and was ready for the start of the Racing season in May 2015.

The scheme included a new Owners and Trainers Entrance Building, a new Champagne Pavilion and extensive works to the Champagne Lawns including the surviving element of the John Carr building – the oldest and only grade II* racecourse building in the country, which was revealed and enhanced by creating an over-sailing lightweight canopy structure to provide weather protection to the terrace.

The new Champagne Pavilion includes a first floor roof terrace which opens up previously unseen views to the parade ring and track.

There was extensive restructuring of the infrastructure and the creation of new back of house, storage areas, totes, lawn bars and toilet facilities for racegoers.

John Carr Canopy and Champagne Lawns

View from Weigh-In Building looking towards Champagne Lawns

Champagne Lawns

John Carr Terrace with ETFE canopy