The Langridge Stand, which officially opened today (July 20), provides a unique location for meetings and conferences being held in the city, and will significantly increase business events taking place at Bath Racecourse.
One of the UK’s biggest brands – Marks and Spencer - is amongst the first to take advantage of the facilities having already confirmed a booking at the venue.
The main conference and events space within the Langridge Stand is the Royal Crescent Suite, which has a capacity for up to 300 people theatre style and benefits from natural daylight and a large, private roof garden, which can be used as a break out space. The Roof Garden is the perfect al fresco experience - an exclusive area overlooking the finishing line and complete with balcony and unrivalled trackside viewing providing a unique setting where guests can enjoy the panoramic skyline views over the track and city.
The Royal Crescent suite and roof garden are also outstanding settings for gala dinners and weddings. In addition to the new space, event organisers can take advantage of nine further suites available in the Kelston Hospitality Stand.
The opening of The Langridge Stand will place the Bath Racecourse at the forefront of business events in the city and marks the last phase in the redevelopment of the historic racecourse.
Jo Hall, Executive Director of Bath Racecourse, comments: “The opening of the Langridge Stand is an exciting time for us and heralds a new era for business events at Bath Racecourse. Whilst the stand has been built to accommodate our racing business, there has been a real focus on delivering conferences and events, providing us with a great opportunity for us to grow non-race day business. Over the next three years we are looking to double the number of non-race day events, and with a clear focus in these key areas we believe this will be achievable. We’ve already received a lot of interest in the new facilities from event bookers as well as a number of confirmed bookings. The roof garden in particular has captured the imagination of people who can see the benefits of such a spectacular setting.
“Not only does the Langridge Stand meet the demand for conference facilities at the Racecourse but it also meets a growing need for large scale event facilities in the city of Bath. The new business facilities at the Racecourse and the new stand will allow us to accommodate bigger events, attracting even more business to the city. It’s a really exciting time for the Racecourse and we’re looking forward to delivering successful events for corporate clients. With such a stunning backdrop, any event held here – whether it is a meeting, banquet or wedding, will be memorable.”
The redevelopment of Bath Racecourse was funded by its owners, Arena Racing Company - the largest group of racecourses in the UK. The Langridge Stand was designed by D5 Architects and constructed by The Design Works Group.