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Ampleforth College, North Yorkshire

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Yorkshire Ampleforth College is one of the world’s foremost Catholic Colleges.

Equine Planning Solutions were commissioned to design a new Equestrian Centre on campus that could be used by pupils at the College as well as the general public on a commercial basis. Our work involved researching existing academic equestrian facilities in the UK, strategic masterplanning to identify a workable site on campus and detailed design of the proposed facilities.

The development included a 60m x 40m outdoor arena, a 40m x 20m indoor arena together with 25no. stables, student cafe, lecture spaces and ancillary equestrian facilities.

The proposed Equestrian Centre needed to be a viable business proposition as well as an asset to the Ampleforth College campus. It was therefore important to design in various revenue generating facilities that would allow the new equestrian facilities to remain economically sustainable.