Second phase works to begin at Cheltenham Racecourse
WORK is this week progressing at Cheltenham Racecourse as it develops a £45 million grandstand.
Planning permission was granted last month and contractors have already been on site to remove asbestos.
This week, developers are due to begin the second phase of the build in time for the race meeting in October.
A spokesman for The Jockey Club said: "Following receipt of planning permission in July, the second phase of the works on the old A & R boxes at the racecourse commences this week. Earlier this summer, work was carried out to remove asbestos from these boxes as well as to remove the old numbers board by the unsaddling enclosure.
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"Between now and the start of the new season, the boxes above the Tote Terrace will be renovated to render them usable again by the first meeting on October 18, 2013.
"The remaining boxes will be removed prior to the start of racing and will be replaced with high-quality temporary facilities."
Tenders for the development will be sought later this year, with works to start after the 2014 Festival.