The Home of Horse Racing
A quaint market town on the border of Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, Newmarket is world-renowned as the home and the birthplace of horse racing, but it has so much more to offer than just equestrian leisure pursuits.
Today, the town centre is eclectic and lively, with retail choices that range from family-run businesses selling locally produced goods and antiquities, to globally recognisable brands. The architecture of Newmarket is distinctive too; much of it is from the late 19th century, when the upper classes of the area drove a house-building boom. The town is also famous for its bespoke Newmarket sausages, which can only be produced at one of the town’s three butcher’s shops. If anything, it’s worth visiting just for the sausage.
That being said, Newmarket is a racing town at heart. Racing fans have flocked to the town since 1174, and it’s estimated there are over 3,000 horses currently stabled in the town and surrounding area. It’s thought that around a third of all jobs in the area are in some way connected to horse racing.
There are two main racecourses - The Rowley Mile and The July Course. The Rowley Mile hosts the 2,000 and 1,000 Guineas in May of every year, two of the most prestigious races in the world. The July Course, meanwhile, hosts the Falmouth Stakes and the aptly-named July Cup. The Devil’s Dyke barrier runs between both courses and is a geographical marvel in its own right, extending over 8 miles between Woodditton and Reach.
Cambridge Scaffolding has been working in the Cambridgeshire area for many years, supplying top-tier scaffold services to countless towns and villages surrounding Cambridge, including Newmarket.
We understand the importance of keeping Newmarket a haven of traditional English charm, especially considering its historical pedigree. The town itself is also home to over 100 listed buildings. That’s why we feel so privileged to have worked so extensively here, saving many of the town’s vintage architectural treasures from falling into ruin.
We provide a range of scaffolding, from temporary roofing for extensive roof work on commercial and residential properties. We can also provide specialist scaffolding for bespoke jobs, which is particularly important in the case of older, more unique buildings requiring a spot of heavy maintenance.
Our scaffolding is strong and safe, forming the beating heart of any modern construction project. It is also flexible enough to adapt to the various historic buildings scattered around the town centre and out towards the famous racing courses.
Our team have been working in the local construction industry for years and know exactly which factors to take into consideration when planning a scaffold’s erection and disassembly. We also take preparation and safety very seriously indeed, which is of vital importance when working from height and working with older and more delicate architecture.
If you reside in the Newmarket area and are planning an industrial or commercial construction project in the near future, contact Cambridge Scaffolding today and a member of our team will be more than happy to offer you a quote.