The Big House Project
An update on one of our more unusual projects, the Brickfield Stud at Newmarket, which has been ongoing for some time.
RWS have submitted planning applications to redevelop parts of the site to allow it to move into the 21st century.
Originally Built In 1878
The main house “Etheldreda” was constructed in 1878 and has not been refurbished since 1980. The house has 14 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms split over 3 floors. The building is in a dire need of a complete overhaul after being damaged by water ingress, vandalism and general lack of maintenance and repair.
From Building Site To Sign Off
Stable blocks have been refurbished by RWS so that they are now suitable for thoroughbred race horses. The Brickfield site can currently house 54 boxes with hopeful applications to expand this in the future to provide newer undercover areas to allow work in all weather.
Landscaping, fencing, IPAF and Planning
RWS got heavily involved with the landscaping and fencing
- Some 11 miles of fencing have been installed throughout the site, including new gates and water points. It was a mammoth task which has taken RWS a lot of effort, resources and time but we are very happy with the outcome
- Due to working at height with trees and tall buildings RWS implemented the IPAF and PASMA training accreditation to allow us to work safely and effectively on site
- Hopefully planning permissions will be obtained mid 2015 to allow us to move Brickfield stud into the future and provide some truly unique and expansive horse racing facilities within Newmarket