Spacelab were tasked to design a new Press Box at Goodwood Racecourse, before extending the look and feel of this into the rest of the concourse area within the March Grandstand. The new Press Box needed to house up to 130 journalists on key race days and be used flexibly as workspace and for events throughout the remainder of the year.
The new extension nestled within the underside of the March Stand transforms a vacant area above an existing welfare block into a cutting edge and practical environment. Completed in just 10 weeks, the cantilevered plywood and steel façade and extensive glass window animate the journey for visitors circulating between the grandstand and stadium. A new plywood staircase extends up to the first floor where visitors are greeted at a reception desk. Exposed services, industrial style lighting and crafted joinery lend the scheme a functional aesthetic while the adaptable furniture accommodates a mobile workforce and marries functionality and modern day design.
The new design for the concourse area extends the look and feel of the Press Box throughout the space. The existing betting areas have been redesigned and a new coffee shop and seating area have been incorporated into the central area. The use of materials continues the cutting edge aesthetic, seamlessly marrying functionality with modern day design.
We have also designed new external betting kiosks strategically placing them at points around the racecourse. The classic form and pitched roof maintain the traditional heritage of Goodwood whilst the colours and branding add a modern twist, reflecting the design of both the March Grandstand and the Press Box.
Commercial space (sqft)
Weeks on site