Goodwood Racecourse - Duke's Box Refurbishment

Known as the most beautiful racecourse in the world, Goodwood has been hosting racing since 1802 when the 3rd Duke of Richmond introduced the sport to the estate.

Situated on the glorious South Downs, Goodwood boasts horse racing on the flat up to 16 furlongs (2 miles). Goodwood offers racing from May to October with the most iconic being the Qatar Festival in August which always attracts the very best equine athletes from the UK and around the world.

The Duke's Box offer the Richmond's private viewing of the racing from the March Stand. It is a covered box offering inclement weather protection, built from a steel frame with a tensioned fabric awning with a mesh soffit.

J & J. Carter were commissioned in 2023 to assist with the refurbishment of the Duke's Box and re-made the awning and soffits. There were no drawings to work from, so a specialist 3D Laser Survey was done to obtain the geometry. New panels were patterned to this geometry and CNC cut for fabrication.

The new awning is made from Serge Ferrari Précontraint 702 White Opaque PVC. The Précontraint (pre-stressed) membrane is a Patented Technology which reduces the long-term stretch.

The under-side soffit membrane is made from Serge Ferrari Soltis PEFORM 92. This is a mesh product which employs the same Précontraint technology. Both membranes offer Easy Cleaning, U.V Stability and more important are flame retardant to British Standards 7837 and come with a 5 Year Warranty.

Working alongside various other trades the entire process from order to completion was 8 weeks, in time for the Season Opener on 6th May. The 2023 Season Opener also celebrated King Charles III Coronation with a street party, live music and thrilling racing.

Designed to meet your individual requirements

Our fabric canopies and shade sail structures aren't just for the leisure industry. Indeed, we have also completed many projects throughout the hospitality and education sectors. Whether you want to change its size, shape or colour, we have the expertise to customise fabric canopies to suit your needs. Discover more about the tensile fabric canopies available at J & J Carter.

Key Facts

Industry: Sport
Materials: PVC Coated Polyester
Structures: Frame Supported
Roof Form: Planar
Location: United Kingdom

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