York Racecourse

Turnberry has been working with York Racecourse since 2006, when it was appointed to provide strategic development advice and planning assistance as the Racecourse leadership explored expansion and upgrade of the racetrack facilities. Turnberry took on a holistic approach to the project, advising not only on means of improving the track itself, but also improving the experience of customers and competitors.

In 2011, Turnberry was appointed to advise upon a new masterplan for the north end of the Racecourse property. It produced a comprehensively researched report on the history of the Racecourse’s physical development, which formed the starting point of the masterplan. In 2013, Turnberry successfully secured planning permission and listed-building consent for the plan, facilitating the first substantive redevelopment of the north end in over a century. Completed in 2015, the scheme included the relocation of the pre-parade ring, redevelopment of the old pre-parade ring into a raised hospitality lawn, creation of an adjoining champagne bar with rooftop terrace, restoration of the Grade II*–listed John Carr Stand (the oldest extant grandstand building in the world) and associated landscaping.

In 2017, Turnberry secured planning permission for the redevelopment of the infield enclosure, including repairs to a Grade II-listed Clocktower.