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Newmarket Jockey Club set for new year refurbishment

1093711_36685998As 2013 draws to a close, the Coffee Room at Newmarket Jockey Club will be preparing for a major refurbishment.

The venue will close its café for two months at the start of 2014 to complete the renovation, which will include the installation of a new underfloor heating system.

In 1752 when the Jockey Club was first established, it was decided that a coffee house would be built in a similar style to the popular establishments of London. The newly built room was located on Newmarket High Street and soon became popular.

The renovation will involve replacing the current heating system with a more modern set-up. This will be powered by the biomass heating system which had previously been installed at the start of 2013 to provide eco-friendly power and hot water for the club.

Although the project will focus on structural renovation, work will also be carried out on the interior. New carpets and curtains will be added, along with a new lighting system. Technology will include an induction loop and WiFi.

The banquette seating will also be refurbished. The heating and hot water systems have been fuelled by the sustainable wood management programme introduced by the Jockey Club Estate.

Many establishments undergoing refurbishments include an installation of electric underfloor heating, as it is a flexible solution for most types of building. As well as cutting energy bills, it saves the room which would otherwise be taken up by unsightly radiators.