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Cheltenham extends GL events partnership

GL events UK ha announced it will continue its relationship with Cheltenham Racecourse following its showcase meet.

The partnership will once again see the company implement its six-month phased build at the course. This will include the construction of a wide range of temporary event structures with further infrastructure being added throughout the autumn and winter. The project will conclude with Cheltenham Festival.

The first phase of the build was installed ready for Cheltenham’s showcase meet, which took place over 27-28 October. It included trade stands, double-decked hospitality and private boxes, as well as supporting event infrastructure including the main ticket office.

GL events also supplied interiors, flooring, furniture, toilets, lighting, heating and décor within its structures as part of the agreement.

Up to more than 20,000sqm of temporary event space will continue to be added throughout the course; with GL events’ delivery increasing to accommodate Cheltenham Racecourse’s race meetings throughout the remainder of the year and into 2018.

Showcase structure

Structure build for the Showcase event. Tatersalls Pavillion and Parade Ring View boxes on first floor

Longtime partner

Last year, Jockey Club Racecourses expanded its partnership with GL events, looking to build on the quality and breadth of structures across its courses. The multi-year agreement saw a 50 per cent growth in GL events’ activity at the course, with new additions once again this season.

“This is a really exciting contract for us, “ said Scott Jameson, GL events UK Group MD. “Jockey Club Racecourses have exceptionally high standards and we deliver the very best for them, both in terms of our product and the management of the build.”

Jameson said the company continues to invest in its product and has a growing team of the very best project managers around this project. “All of whom know the course exceptionally well and look forward to building on such an exceptional venue,” he added.

Last year, GL events built structures for the media centre, food court, hospitality chalets and corporate hospitality at Cheltenham, as well as a number of retail and trade stand areas around the racecourse. This year’s installations will range from smaller, boutique areas, to balconied, multi-storey double- and triple-decked venues, offering elevated views of the action.