Sandown Park Racecourse
As part of a multi-million pound refurbishment program to the Parade Ring, J & J Carter was tasked with designing, manufacturing and installing a canopy covering part of the stand area to increase the amount of covered areas for spectators surrounding the track.
It was part of the brief that the canopy provided the flexibility to be replaced sectionally as and when required. The design needed to be striking enough to bring the racecourse up-to-date with its reputation as one of the UK’s leading racing venues.
The structure was built as a 96 metre long and 13 metre span multi bay conic shaped canopy – each canopy module is sectional so that easy replacements could be performed without having to replace the entire canopy. It gives the appearance of being a single canopy, however it is made up of eight identical membranes. The striking appearance of the canopies has given the racecourse a distinctive image suited to its standing in the racing community.