At a glance


Sydney, Australia

Type of project



Australian Turf Club

Contract type

Design and Construct



A flexible venue space with increased grandstand capacity

The high-profile $115 million redevelopment of the Royal Randwick Racecourse spectator precinct has seen Multiplex, on behalf of the Australian Turf Club, turn the popular Sydney landmark into a world-class racing facility.

Over 40,000 square metres of space have been demolished, including the Randwick Pavilion and Teahouse as well as the existing Paddock Stand, and a new stand with increased capacity has been constructed in its place. The Queen Elizabeth II stand has also been refurbished, creating a vibrant new facility.

In order to boost Royal Randwick Racecourse’s capacity as an international racing venue, Multiplex has specially designed an amphitheatre-style parade ring “Theatre of the Horse”, which includes a two storey owners and trainers facility with direct views to the ring.

A new 1,000 seat ballroom has also been constructed with several purposes including corporate suites on race day and for large events during non-racing season.

The historic Swab building has been restored and adapted for use as a conference facility with a museum, cafe, equine gallery and registration office for members.

Multiplex’s outstanding credentials within the sporting and tourism sectors made it well placed to re-create an iconic Australian venue.

  • Architect: Fitzpatrick & Partners
  • Structural Engineers: Arup
  • Services Engineers: Arup

Project in numbers


spectator precinct


seat ballroom