Multiplex will build Flemington Racecourse's $128m Club Stand

Monica Gameng   |   October 26, 2016

The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) has chosen Multiplex to deliver the new $128 million state-of-the-art Club Stand at Flemington Racecourse.

The five-level Club Stand – designed by Bates Smart Architects – is going to set a new standard for racecourse facilities and it will also represent the 10th grandstand that’s built at Flemington since 1865.

“We are delighted to be part of this exciting new project at Flemington. The new Club Stand is world-class and will deliver a completely new experience for racing patrons,” said Multiplex Regional Managing Director Graham Cottam.

The Club Stand’s design celebrates the rich history as well as character of Flemington Racecourse. The development will feature a 360-degree view of the Mounting Yard, race track, Members Lawn, Parade and Betting Rings, and Winning Post.

M11447_5.jpgArtists impression of Club Stand (source: Bates Smart)

An external walkway will surround the new building, connecting to the existing Members Stand and Parade Ring. The Club Stand will also have a new north-south corridor as its centre which links the Betting Ring with the Members lawn and Mounting Yard.

As part of the project, the Members lawn will be expanded and it will be seamlessly linked to function spaces on Level One using a grand sloping tier of seating that surrounds viewing platforms and gardens.

As Club Stand’s architectural signature design element, the rooftop garden will offer landscaped areas with open and enclosed spaces under canopies and it is going to be found on Level Five.

Construction on Club Stand is expected to begin after the 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival, with completion before the 2018 Melbourne Cup. This project will also create up to 350 jobs during the construction phase.

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Source: Multiplex

Monica Gameng
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