Our Managing Partner John Hayes attended an historic occasion for Punchestown racecourse as the Hunt Stand was officially unveiled to coincide with the opening of the Punchestown Festival on 24th April 2018. 

The three story structure is located in a prime trackside position overlooking the final furlong of the famous Kildare venue. It will be the centre piece of the reserved enclosure which is the social hub of the five day sporting feature that expects to attract over 125,000 people.

The completion of the Hunt Stand is the main element of a three phase plan that has been 40% funded by the Horse Racing Ireland Capital Development Scheme. Phase one, the refurbishment of existing buildings and launch of the La Touche restaurant, concluded prior to the 2017 Punchestown festival. The third and final phase will see the general enclosure area surrounding the parade ring undergo a major landscape overhaul.

The total development spend is €6 million.

On the photograph below from left to right: Kevin Elliott Contractor, David Mongey Punchestown Chairman, Minister Michael Creed, Racecourse CEO Dick O’Sullivan, Seamus McCloskey Architect, John Casey QS, John Hayes Civil & Structural Engineer.