Sydney unveils the Winx Stand, its freshest events venue

The Australian Turf Club (ATC) has unveiled Sydney’s newest world-class business events venue, the WINX Stand at Royal Randwick.

Named in honour of the wonder racehorse Winx, the two-level A$46.6 million (US$33.7 million) state-of-the-art venue is expected to play host to Sydney’s top local events and attract domestic and international meetings and events, including conferences, gala dinners, exhibitions, and other boutique or large-scale celebrations.

Designed by Cox Architecture, built by Taylor Construction and project managed by MostynCopper over 13 months, the new two-level multi-purpose facility offers 5,043m2 of flexible floor space which includes The Pavilion on the ground floor, and the Gallery South, Gallery North and Gallery Terrace on level one.

The ground floor features an expansive, fully-enclosed indoor space flooded with natural light from floor-to-ceiling glass and offers 2,300m2 that can host 2,030 pax for a conference, 3,000 for a cocktail event, 1,800 banquet style and 94 stands for an exhibition. This space is accompanied by several other outdoor events and activation spaces.

Meanwhile, level one of the WINX Stand features two fully-enclosed modern indoor spaces connected by a sweeping open-air outdoor terrace offering panoramic vistas over Royal Randwick. This space is ideal for conferences and galas, with each Gallery space designed to host 530 pax for a conference, 500 for cocktails and 400 banquet-style. The level is also suitable for full event takeovers.

For celebrations, parties, and end-of-year events, the WINX Stand can host 4,000 cocktail-style throughout the venue.

Melinda Madigan, executive general manager, commercial, ATC, reflected on the interest already expressed in the venue and the positive economic of the A$46.6 million WINX Stand.

“Not surprisingly we are seeing extensive demand and inquiries, with the venue fully booked out for its first month of opening and strong bookings already throughout 2022.

“While this is an investment in the infrastructure at Royal Randwick, we also estimate the WINX Stand will deliver over A$150 million in economic benefit to New South Wales, while creating over 450 jobs during construction, which is so important to support the state’s post-Covid recovery.”

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