Royal Randwick Sydney

  • Royal Randwick Sydney

    Royal Randwick Sydney

Project details: 

How to transform the newly constructed Royal Randwick Racecourse entertainment precinct into a fully operational venue hosting 30,000 patrons – in only 120 hours?  What might seem an impossible deadline is for APP all part and parcel of delivering overlay requirements in tight timeframes.  This experience began in the lead up to the Sydney Olympics in 1998 and has continued for many major events including the 2006 Commonwealth Games and since 2010 for the Formula OneTM Australian Grand Prix.  APP is also undertaking a similar role for the commissioning of the $1.8B Gold Coast University Hospital.

For Royal Randwick Racecourse, APP had just four months to plan the five day turnaround between physical completion of the new building and re-opening of the venue in time for one of Australia’s most important race events, the 2013 Autumn Carnival.

Planning is everything, according to Paul Kirkwood, APP's Project Director for the project. "Our job is to make sure that every single item needed is ordered, delivered, installed and ready to go for the big day.  This includes critical infrastructure systems such as IT, WiFi and POS, all front-of-house FF&E (Furniture, Fittings and Equipment), plus developing key operational systems such as Workplace Health & Safety policies and Standard Operating Procedures”.

APP also directly supported the in-house teams managing the event hospitality, from catering setup, food, beverages and kitchen management to licencing, security and training.

Project summary: 

  • Client:  Australian Turf Club
  • Value:  Confidential
  • Services:  Program & Project Delivery
  • Sectors:  Hospitality
  • Location:  Sydney, NSW