Historic horse racing stand built in 1925 to be converted into family home

The plans for a horse stand to be turned into a four-bedroom house with a balcony
The Cottenham Grandstand used to host racing events where thousands would attend, but after falling into disrepair the building will now be used for housing after being given a new lease of life (Image credit: NP Architects)

A Cambridgeshire horse racing stand dating back to 1925 is set to be converted into a four-bedroom house.

The Cottenham Grandstand had been left since 2021, leading to it being neglected and vandalised, with it now being granted planning permission to be transformed into a home. The planned changes aim to pay homage to the stand's history.

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News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.