TRP under starters orders for new Doncaster Racecourse hotel project

Leading structural engineering specialist TRP Consulting has been appointed to work on the creation of a new hotel at Doncaster Racecourse – home of the world’s oldest ‘classic’ horse race.

TRP Consulting, which is based in Manchester, specialises in providing civil, structural and environmental engineering consultancy services.

Its structural engineers have a strong track record of delivery on large complex building works and have widespread expertise in the leisure and hospitality sector.

Construction work on the 154-room Hilton Garden Inn will start early this year and the hotel is scheduled to open next summer.

The hotel will enhance Doncaster’s growing reputation as one of the county’s leading conference venues – and will include a new first-floor event space boasting extensive views over the historic racecourse.

Racecourse owner Arena Racing Company (ARC) says the hotel marks “a new era” for the course, which hosts the St Leger every September.

TRP has helped successfully deliver leisure and sporting developments across the UK and was part of the project team that delivered the impressive new main stand at Doncaster that has won widespread acclaim since opening in 2007 a part of a £32m revamp of the racecourse.

The Urban-i stand includes a conference and exhibition centre, betting outlets, bars, dining areas, private boxes and hospitality suites.

TRP Consulting’s highly-experienced engineers have also worked on developments at Newbury and Aintree racecourses.

The practice joins a Doncaster Racecourse redevelopment team that also includes global design, engineering and management consultancy Arcadis; Liverpool-based KKA Architecture and building services engineers Troup Bywaters and Anders.

The multi-millionpound Doncaster project is one of a number of hotel developments that TRP Consulting is working on in 2017 across the UK.

TRP Consulting director Geoff Wilks said: “It’s great to be back at Doncaster Racecourse and working on this exciting next stage of its transformation.

“This is a sporting venue that is steeped in heritage and plays an important role in the local community.

“The new Hilton Garden Inn will be a fantastic asset to the racecourse and the wider Doncaster economy. We look forward to playing our part in helping to create an even brighter future for the racecourse.”

He added: “As we being 2017 we are currently working on a number of developing projects in the hospitality and leisure sector.

“This underlines the confidence that continues to grow in the sector and the strong belief in strong, deliverable leisure-led regeneration schemes that can deliver economic benefits.”

Announcing the hotel plan, executive director of Doncaster Racecourse, Tim Banfield, said: “The development of a new Hilton Garden Inn will provide the town with a much needed quality hotel for guests, as well as extra capacity for race-goers on race days.”

TRP Consulting provides a full range of civil, structural and environmental engineering consultancy services – providing a broad knowledge base and promoting a proactive approach to project delivery.

The practice, with its head office in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, was established in November 2000 and has demonstrated the ability to deliver high quality consultancy services on major projects in both the public and private sectors.

It has carried out work on building and design projects for companies and organisations in sectors ranging from advanced manufacturing and aerospace to the health service.