In a contract worth a quarter of a million, Intex Systems has been appointed by main contractor GRAHAM Construction to carry out the Drylining of the new National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art in Newmarket.

Intex director Bernard Atkinson said:

“As a horse-racing fan, I am proud we have been appointed to work on this important renovation of some incredibly historic buildings. The buildings we’ll be working in were built in the 1660s after Charles II decided to invest in Newmarket as the ideal place to breed better horses, initially for his cavalry.

“They’ll certainly be the oldest buildings we’ve worked on so far and we look forward to playing our part in this unique project to bring them up to modern standards.”

The £15m project to build the new National Heritage Centre is an important restoration of a series of historic buildings and will create the first ever national gallery of sporting art. It is being undertaken by the Home of Horseracing Trust and has been funded by private donations as well as contributions from the Heritage Lottery Fund and other private charitable funds.

See more about the plans for the site in this video by the National Horseracing Museum.