Cheltenham Racecourse


Scope of Works: Removal of Asbestos from Walls, Ceilings, Floors & Roofing Tiles from the Structure of the A&R Stand Including the Royal Box to enable the safe Demolition of the remaining building & the subsequent Construction of a New Grandstand.

Contract Value: £197,000

Programme Duration: May 2013 – September 2013

The works included the approximate removal of the following asbestos:-

  • Approximately 411 m2 of Sprayed coatings to concrete ceilings
  • Approximately 560 m2 of AIB to partition walls & ceilings
  • Approximately 908 m2 Asbestos cement panels
  • Approximately 390 m2 thermoplastic asbestos floor tiles & Paper Lining
  • Approximately 210 m2 Asbestos cement roof slates/tiles

Following a Competitive Tendering opportunity & Presentation to the Jockey Club, ICS were appointed by the Principle Contractor to remove all asbestos from the A&R Grandstand and adjoining buildings as part of the Preparatory work on the new £45million grandstand to be built at Cheltenham Racecourse, which is due to open ahead of The 2016 Festival

When Cheltenham opens its doors on Friday 18th October 2016, race goers will see a different landscape since the old A&R buildings have been demolished & removed during May – July 2013.  A total of two buildings have been demolished including the 3 storey section that which housed the Royal Private Box along with several other Private Member Box’s. They were situated between the main grandstand and the end of the permanent buildings by the Horse Walk onto the course.

Working in Conjunction with the Jockey Club & the Principle Contractor, the asbestos removal works went ahead as planned, working in and around a Live Site & Scheduled Race Meetings & Organised Events, the works were contained within the local site area allowing the Racecourse to function without any issues. All works were closely monitored by the Principle Contractor, ICS Site Manager & Client Appointed Project Management Team (E C Harris) along with the daily Air Monitoring carried out by Redhills Analyst. It was crucial to complete the works following a strict programme to ensure the Construction of the New Grandstand works could go ahead as planned

Daily on Site Safety Meetings, Weekly Progress Meetings and constant Liaison with the on-site Analyst ensured that all works were carried out in strict accordance with the Jockey Club Requirements. The Principle Contractor, Jockey Club & E C Harris have all thanked ICS for the way in which the works were carried out, following further recommendations, ICS have been invited to tender for further opportunities.