VALUE: circa £75,000 per annum
DURATION: 2010 - ongoing
Internal and external decoration

York Racecourse is a prestige venue for race meetings, business conferences, weddings and events - voted “Best Racecourse in Britain 2017” by the members of the Racegoers Club.

Set in 150 acres of scenic parkland known as the Knavesmire, the course has a rich heritage which dates back almost three hundred years.

York Racecourse selected Novus as their contractor of choice to maintain the opulence and character of the surroundings – creating a welcoming, visually impressive environment and sense of occasion for the 360,000 guests who visit the venue each year.

York Racecourse Maintenance Requirements

Their requirements are diverse ranging from the decoration of ornate metalwork, masonry and timber in the parade ring and viewing stands, to refreshing the contemporary internal surroundings in the entrance, reception, and bar areas.

We work closely with the York Racecourse Facilities Management Team to plan and programme work activities in consideration of the programme of events, minimising the impact on core business activities and guests.

Working in a Live Environment

The co-ordination of work activities is critical since the works are carried out within a live environment, often alongside other trades.  The Site Team ensure all necessary controls are in place to prevent staff and guests from coming into contact with live works.

The Racecourse has a full schedule of race meetings and events and a flexible approach is essential to maintain the availability of high-quality facilities, with Novus providing extended working hours to ensure recognition of timescales.

2018 will mark our eighth year supporting York Racecourse’s maintenance requirements – testimony to the quality and consistency of our service offering.


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