Goodwood Racecourse Champagne Bar open for ‘Glorious Goodwood’ September 5, 2018
Having recently reached Practical Completion, the Champagne Bar sits alongside Hopkins’ previous work at the Racecourse from 2001: the Weighing-in Building, Parade Ring and associated Bars. The latest project replaces a temporary bar, and adds a light-weight tensile structure that shelters race-goers and strengthens the Racecourse’s world-renowned aesthetic.
The bar is situated on an extended decked terrace, offering elevated views of the horses and jockeys, both on and off the track. The bar’s back-of-house elements - previously on view - have been relocated to an enlarged kitchen at the lower ground level.
Opening in time for the 2018 Qatar Goodwood Festival, the Champagne Bar was a welcome addition to this social and sporting highlight, gaining praise from race-goers and acting as a backdrop to ITV’s footage of the festival.