Melbourne Racing Club has teamed up with Movement Strategies and architects Woods Bagot to deliver the new Caulfield Racecourse Grandstand

Movement Strategies has delivered the first round of people movement advice for the new Caulfield Racecourse Grandstand design this month.

Located approximately nine kilometres south-east of Melbourne city centre, Caulfield Racecourse announced its A$570 million masterplan in 2019 which plans to transform the venue into a first-class racing, event and recreation destination. As part of the redevelopment, the existing Rupert Clark Grandstand (pictured above) is to be demolished to make way for the new state of the art structure.

Grandstands within racecourse precincts are markedly different to grandstands in other sporting precincts and stadia. They offer substantially more freedom of movement between the seating, food and beverage offerings and surrounding areas such as day stalls, trackside lawns and mounting yards. Our team’s breadth of experience was key to understand complex movement patterns and behaviours.

Our advice has already made an impact on the concept design approach to circulation spaces, access strategies and the interior layout plans within the new Grandstand. We will continue to engage with the project team into schematic design and look forward to guiding comfortable movement outcomes as the design develops this year.