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    Overview

    The agreement, made in 2012 between The Racecourse Newbury and David Wilson Homes, marked an exciting new chapter in the racecourse’s history as it undergoes one of the biggest redevelopments ever to take place at a British leisure destination.

    £42M

    Investment

    10 YR

    Timespan

    1500

    Homes in total

    450

    Homes Inititally

    Around 1500 homes will be built on three areas of land known as the Western, Central and Eastern sites over an anticipated 10 year timespan with c.420 homes on the Western site being built in the initial phase.

    As well as the homes, the 109 year old racecourse will benefit from a £42 million investment in its infrastructure. Key highlights of the redevelopment include:

    • A new road bridge at the eastern end providing better access, easing traffic flow and providing an impressive sense of arrival with sweeping views to the south, all of which will enhance the customer experience
    • Significant re-landscaping around the Grandstands to create a greener, more attractive environment for visitors
    • A new stable staff hostel providing some of the best facilities of any racecourse in the country
    • The Rocking Horse Nursery will be moved to a purpose built facility with state of the art facilities

    Living at The Racecourse offers luxury homes in a unique setting. The Racecourse Newbury is one of the UK’s premier horseracing venues, and now there is the opportunity to live in the heart of this exclusive location. Boasting the best of town and country, The Racecourse Newbury enjoys stunning views and the convenience of modern living.

    Residents at The Racecourse Newbury will be at the centre of a whole new way of life and will also enjoy a host of convenient on site facilities The re-landscaping will create a greener environment for residents whilst the new road, bridge and footpath network will link the racecourse to Newbury town centre.

    Set in the centre of Newbury, West Berkshire, The Racecourse Newbury is ideal for transport links with easy access to both the M4 and M3 corridor. Larger towns such as Reading and Swindon are also within a short driving distance and provide fantastic shopping and leisure facilities.

News & Information

News & Press Releases

10 Feb 2014

Denman on Denman Drive

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We were thrilled to welcome Denman to walk down his road on Saturday 8th February for Betfair Super Saturday.  

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Newsletters & Snapshots

29 Aug 2014

Horsewalk Apartments Progress

Here are some snapshots of the apartments that are taking shape next to the horsewalk in the Western Area.

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Trackside-apartments

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4 Feb 2014

Winter 2013/14 Update

The exciting development undertaken by The Racecourse and David Wilson Homes is now taking shape. In addition to new homes there will be a major refurbishment of the racing facilities, new access from the north across the railway line, upgraded parking infrastructure and a new Rocking Horse Nursery. Work has started on the installation of utility supplies alongside the straight mile. This work will be completed during the spring and the turf will be reinstated to ensure that the uninterrupted views of racing are retained.

Work is underway on the refurbishment of the original 1905 stables, preserving them for the long term. As part of this project stable staff will benefit from enhanced welfare facilities in the yard, and the first phase of accommodation in the stables building will be completed later on in the Spring. Construction of the new main stable staff accommodation block and canteen will commence in the Spring along with the new Rocking Horse Nursery, with work being completed for early 2015.

Work to upgrade the entrances and areas around the Grandstands will start later this year.

Construction in the Western Area is making good progress with the first track-side apartment block having reached fifth floor level. The amazing views and unique location have resulted in high levels of demand for the apartments which went on sale in early September. Over fifty homes have now been occupied in the Western Area, forming the basis of the new community with the racecourse at its heart. The show home and marketing suite are open with a model of theW estern Area, a flythrough video and the team look forward to welcoming racing visitors.

For those interested in buying a home, please visit livingattheracecourse.co.uk where you will also find a fly-through video of the development

27 Jun 2013

May 2013 Site Snapshot

All the latest from development at the Racecourse

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29 Aug 2014

New Stable Staff Hostel Build Begins

Work has now begun on the new 38 bedroom Stable Staff Hostel building in the Western Gateway Area.

18 Mar 2014

Work is due to start to rebuild the wall on Racecourse Road. Pedestrians will be directed to walk on the other side of the road until the work is completed.

 

31 Jan 2014

David Wilson Homes and The Racecourse Newbury are pleased to announce that this year’s Community Fund is now open for new applications. Our exciting initiative offers you the opportunity to win an impressive £5,000. This bi-annual competition is open to any charity, sporting organisation, community group, school or deserving cause within a 15 mile radius of The Racecourse.

“We were over the moon to win the Living at the Racecourse Community Fund” – Victoria Park Nursery.

By entering this competition and passing our selection process, your application will feature on our Living at the Racecourse site where you can invite your friends, relations, co-workers and anyone who knows you to vote for your cause. It’s easy to enter, simply fill out the form on the Community Page of this website send to us 31st March 2014.

Good luck!

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  • Community Fund

    February 2014

    New role to build community at The Racecourse Newbury

    A friendly face has been making new residents at The Racecourse Newbury feel welcome as the community starts to take shape,

    Jo McIntyre has been employed to work with all residents to help create a thriving community at the new development, organising events and helping people to settle in.

    One of the first events she planned for residents was a children’s Christmas party on Sunday (15 December).

    “As the New Neighbourhood Officer for The Racecourse Newbury development, I will be helping residents to organise community events and resident groups,” Jo said.

    “I am here to make links with local organisations and help residents to find clubs, volunteering opportunities or other services they may need.”

    Although employed by Sovereign Housing Association, Jo is working with all residents at the new development, regardless of tenure.

    David Wilson Homes will build 421 homes in the Western Area of the site, which will be the first phase to be completed. These will include 127 affordable homes – 87 social rental properties and 40 shared ownership homes – that will be delivered by Sovereign.

    “I am working closely with The Racecourse Newbury, David Wilson Homes and the other organisations based on the Racecourse to ensure that information is available to all residents to help them get the most out of their lives here,” Jo explained.

    “I really want to meet and hear from people living at the Racecourse to find out what they would like to see taking place in this new community and how I can help you make it happen.”

    Racecourse residents can contact Jo at Jo.McIntyre@sovereign.org.uk or on 07917236717.

    January 2014

    The Racecourse Community Fund

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    David Wilson Homes and The Racecourse Newbury are pleased to announce that this year’s Community Fund is now open for new applications. Our exciting initiative offers you the opportunity to win an impressive £5,000! This bi-annual competition is open to any charity, sporting organisation, community group, school or deserving cause within a 15 mile radius of The Racecourse.

    “We were over the moon to win the Living at the Racecourse Community Fund” – Victoria Park Nursery.

    By entering this competition and passing our selection process, your application will feature on our Living at the Racecourse site where you can invite your friends, relations, co-workers and anyone who knows you to vote for your cause. It’s easy to enter, simply download the form by clicking below. Entry Deadline 31st March, 2014

    DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM HERE

     

    December 2013

    Living At The Racecourse Community Fund winners Will Go Green

    The Living At The Racecourse Community Fund has announced the winner of its eco initiative. Newbury based Victoria Park Nursery School and Children’s Centre has won a prize of £2,000 to spend on their green project.  This will see the Nursery School & Children’s Centre continue to develop their pond area, install a number of water butts and water hippo’s to reduce water consumption.

    David Wilson Homes and The Racecourse Newbury, the duo behind the Living At The Racecourse Community Fund, wanted to focus on an eco ethos for the fund. Using the prize money Victoria Park Nursery School and Children’s Centre will be able to develop some sustainable initiatives they’ve had in the pipeline and make the most of their outdoor space.

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    With generous support over recent years, the Nursery School & Children’s Centre has been able to raise funds to redevelop its Outside Learning Area. The emphasis has been to make this area as natural as possible using wood, plants and other natural materials. However they have wanted to completely redevelop their pond area. Sarah Beeson, Finance Officer for Victoria Park Nursery School and Children’s Centre explains: “We have saved up for a new safe pond cover with an opening section for pond dipping but it would be fantastic if we could now get the water moving. We would then like to purchase a range of pond plants to encourage the wildlife so as to provide a fantastic additional resource for our children.”

    Sarah continues: “We were over the moon to win the Living at the Racecourse Community Fund. The £2,000 will go a long way towards completing the pond project and we look forward to choosing the plants. We are very keen on green issues at the Nursery School & Children’s Centre and highlight to the children the importance of how and why we re-cycle things.

    In addition to the pond project the Centre will be installing wooden barrel water butts to collect rainwater and buying water hippos to fit in every toilet in the premises to reduce their water consumption.

    Rob Allen, Sales Director of David Wilson Homes Southern, on behalf of the Living At The Racecourse Community Fund adds: “We feel it is very important for people to take a proactive approach to sustainable living and it’s great to see Victoria Park Nursery School and Children’s Centre are taking the subject seriously. The Nursery School & Children’s Centre was a worthy winner for The Living at The Racecourse Community Fund and we look forward to returning to see the completed works next year.”

     

    August 2013

    Living At The Racecourse Community Fund

    The Living At The Racecourse Community Fund has extended the deadline for entries for its summer eco initiative. The fund is donating a prize £2,000 to spend on a sustainable or green project in Newbury and the surrounding area.

    By focusing on an eco ethos, David Wilson Homes and The Racecourse Newbury, the duo behind the Living At The Racecourse Community Fund, hope entrants will apply with projects looking to make the most of green spaces, outdoor living or sustainable initiatives.

    Rob Allen, Sales Director for David Wilson Homes Southern explains more; “At David Wilson Homes we believe it is important for people to take a proactive approach to sustainable living.  The deadline for the Living At The Racecourse Community Fund has been extended until the end of the summer holidays to give entrants more time to put forward the sustainable projects they require funding for. Perhaps your school wants to create a kitchen garden, your village wants to set up a new recycling initiative or you need a new shed for your allotments. We are encouraging local people in Newbury and the surrounding area to get creative in thinking about how the Community Fund could help their eco project.”

    The competition is open to any charity, sporting organisation, community group, school or deserving cause within a 15 mile radius of The Racecourse Newbury.

    Sarah Hordern, Joint Managing Director of The Racecourse Newbury added; “The Racecourse is surrounded by wonderful Berkshire countryside and we are lucky to have such green space right on our doorstep. We are looking to support a project with a strong eco ethos behind it and are especially interested in hearing from the younger generation on sustainable ways to live.”

     

    June 2013

    Go Green This Summer with Living At The Racecourse Community Fund

    The Living At The Racecourse Community Fund has launched its summer eco initiative, donating a prize of £2,000 to spend on a sustainable or green project in Newbury and the surrounding areas.

    By focusing on an eco ethos, David Wilson Homes and The Racecourse Newbury, the duo behind the Living At The Racecourse Community Fund, hope entrants will apply with projects looking to make the most of green spaces, outdoor living or creating sustainable initiatives.

    Paul Crispin, Managing Director of David Wilson Homes explains more;

    We feel it is very important for people to take a proactive approach to sustainable living and want to encourage the residents of Newbury and the surrounding villages to get creative in thinking of how they can produce an eco space or project. The initiative also highlights the sustainable ways to live at The Racecourse, including a new walking path into the town centre and dedicated cycle paths and outdoor play areas set within the grounds.”

    The competition is open to any charity, sporting organisation, community group, school or deserving cause within a 15 miles radius of The Racecourse Newbury.

    Sarah Hordern, Joint Managing Director of The Racecourse Newbury explained;

    The Racecourse is surrounded by wonderful Berkshire countryside and we are lucky to have such green space right on our doorstep. We are looking to support a project with a strong eco ethos behind it and are especially interested in hearing from the younger generation on sustainable ways to live.”

  • Travel Info

    This section of the website provides information in relation to the sustainable transport opportunities available (i.e. walking, cycling and public transport) and the measures that have been put in place to encourage their use (i.e. improved services, facilities and discounts).

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    Travel Plan Coordinator

    The Living at The Racecourse Travel Plan Coordinator is John Lloyd, telephone: 0207 874 1574, email: jlloyd@mayerbrown.co.uk

    A Travel Plan Coordinator is tasked with implementing the Travel Plan. The Travel Plan is the document produced as part of the planning process which specifies the measures that have been / will be put in place to encourage the use of sustainable transport. The Coordinator is available to provide any assistance in relation to the sustainable transport aspects of the development. Please do not hesitate to give John a call to discuss.

    Travel Information Pack

    The Travel Information Pack provides information in respect of sustainable transport, this including the transport opportunities available, in respect of services and facilities, and the discounts offered to residents.

    Every homebuyer within the development (i.e. they are the first occupiers) will receive a hard copy of the Travel Information Pack on completion of the property purchase. However, things will inevitably change during the future and as such it is advised that you occasionally visit this section of the website to download the latest version of the pack.

  • Newbury

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    Living at The Racecourse gives you the best of town and country. A stone’s throw from the historic market town of Newbury whilst the surrounding views of the Berkshire countryside provide an exquisite backdrop. With a train station right on your doorstep you’re only an hour away from the heart of London and new road layouts mean you’re just 10 minutes from the M4, so commuting couldn’t be easier.

    The charming market town of Newbury is a short stroll from The Racecourse. Local farmers markets and boutique shops will keep the keen shoppers amongst you busy and those looking for arts and entertainment will love The Corn Exchange, a theatre and arts centre right in the centre of town. The nearby Kennet and Avon canal is a picture perfect place to enjoy an afternoon and is linked to your front door with dedicated cycle and walking routes.

    The Racecourse Newbury is one of the UK’s premier racecourses and offers around 30 quality race events each year. As well as offering hugely exciting race days including the Hennessy Gold Cup, The Racecourse has a fantastic line up of live music and events throughout the year.

    Newbury also has lots on offer to keep you entertained including a cinema, shops, cafes, bars and restaurants and leisure facilities. 

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