We are proud to have delivered Peter O’Sullevan House, a new fitness and rehabilitation facility for The Injured Jockeys Fund in Newmarket.
Located at the front entrance of the British Racing School, the new centre is open to jockeys (past and present), Injured Jockeys Fund beneficiaries, British Racing School students and the wider workforce of the racing industry.
As the third IJF facility of this nature within the country (alongside Oaksey House in Berkshire and Jack Berry House in Yorkshire), Peter O Sullevan House provides the racing community of Newmarket and wider East Anglia with a local specialist facility for treatment and training. The facility provides a state of the art hydrotherapy pool, gymnasium, treatment rooms, changing rooms, conference room, offices and meeting rooms, as well as dedicated space for the trainee jockeys from British Racing School.
The main internal structure is steel framed with glulam structural beams on the external facade.The roof comprises a composite panel construction with decorative coverings inclusive of pan tile, aluminium zinc effect standing seam and a liquid applied plastic flat roof. The exterior also features cedar cladding in keeping with the two other IJF centres. Photovoltaic, solar thermal and underfloor heating systems are all intrinsic to the design of the facility, reinforcing its status as a state of the art, innovative building with high levels of internal finishes and fittings throughout.
A number of high profile celebrities have visited the facility, including Lester Piggott, Frankie Dettori and Sir Anthony McCoy (President of The Injured Jockeys Fund) who officially opened the new facility in late 2019.