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Artists impression of new hospitality box at Newcastle Racecourse, 2018


Following on from the success of previous development work, which included the installation of the Tapeta surface and enhanced racing facilities. Arena Racing Company ("ARC") anticipate submitting plans for the next stage of development of the High Gosforth Park Estate to Newcastle City Council in Autumn 2018.

The plans for High Gosforth Park include the development of high quality residential accommodation, along with refurbishment to the listed Brandling House and the associated public space, to fit in with the heritage of the site.

The proposals include a new c3,500m² event centre, an outdoor hospitality area, and the refurbishment of listed buildings on site, to maintain them for the long term so as to improve the overall environment within the racecourse area.
Newcastle Racecourse development, Grandstand Hall artist impression, 2018

At this early stage in the planning process we want to hear your views on our plans. The feedback we receive will help shape the plans before we submit them to Newcastle City Council. Please take the opporunity to give us your feedback by filling the form via the button below.

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Masterplan 2018-19 for High Gosforth Park, Newcastle Racecourse development proposal
The benefits include:
  • A multi-million pound investment into one of Newcastle's premier businesses, maintaining Newcastle Racecourse's reputation as a world class venue and securing the racecourse's place on the international stage.
  • Boosting Newcastle's economy through the attraction of more visitors.
  • Creating 275 temporary jobs for local people during the construction phase, and 25 permanent, full time jobs at the event centre.
  • Providing more community facilities through the creation of an outdoor hospitality area for the public to enjoy.
  • Providing the accommodation needed to ensure the continued success of Newcastle Racecourse and the wider High Gosforth Park Estate.

Click here to view the proposals in more detail.
Aerial view of Newcastle Racecourse
Artist impression of the Premier Enclosure at Newcastle Racecourse, development 2018
Tap The Honey winning at Newcastle Racecourse on the first ever all-weather fixture, May 2016.

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