Sign in or Register | Newsletter
 
 
Register today to receive each issue absolutely FREE!


Sales & Project Manager
South East

Head of Shows Operations
Central, London

Sales Director
Central, London

Data Manager
Wimbledon



Analytics consultancy Acrotrend thrives on offering innovative...

Industry heavyweight and former pub landlord Tim Etchells, with 35...

Maria Schuett of Central Hall Westminster talks to EN about the...

Exhibition News December 2014
December 2014

Silverstone gains approval for destination transformation
posted on: 19/12/2011 10:20:12
silverstone wing

The world-famous Silverstone Circuit in the East Midlands has gained planning approval for an outline application supporting a 20-year masterplan to expand its world-famous Formula 1 circuit site into an international events, leisure and business destination.
 
The news comes as the owners put the final touches to their new events space and hospitality complex, The Silverstone Wing, which opened for business in 2011 and is due to be fully completed in May 2012.

The new facility is part of a £27m redevelopment at the site, which included fresh pit and paddock facilities, smaller conference and meeting rooms, VIP hospitality areas and a view across the start and finish line of the Formula 1 circuit.
 
The latest outline planning application approved in December will see three hotels built onsite, along with business and technology parks, an education campus, ancillary retail and spectator facilities including a museum of motor sport, an outdoor stage and an experiential automotive display. The plans had to be approved by both Aylesbury Vale District Council and South Northamptonshire Council.
 
According to site owners the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC), development of the masterplan will realise the broader potential of the Silverstone site and further strengthen its position as an events destination 365 days a year. The development is expected to create 8,400 permanent jobs with firms and activities attracted to the site, plus an average of 550 construction jobs per year throughout the development phase.
 
Silverstone Holdings MD Richard Phillips said the masterplan is the most important initiative in its 60-year history.
 
“This planning will help maintain Silverstone’s position as a leading global centre for sport, leisure, education and technology and retain its position as a world-leading motor sport destination,” he said.
 
The development of hotels onsite is expected to be a major plus for attracting event organisers to the new Silverstone Wing. The complex offers 3,700sqm of exhibition space across three connected halls and has already secured several significant exhibitions this year including Fleetworld and the Helicopter Show.
 
Event security and safety company G4S Events is currently on a two-year contract at Silverstone Circuits to offer a broad range of services for events at the venue.
 
Got a news story for Exhibition News? Email us: exhibitionnews@mashmedia.net


Print:
Email:
Share article:

COMMENTS
Would you like to Leave a Comment?

LATEST NEWS
International Confex has announced a host of partnerships with some of the UK’s leading suppliers, leading up to the 2015 show.

More than 53,000 visitors are expected to attend events at the Bournemouth International Centre in 2015, contributing around £50m to the local economy, said BH Live director of venues, Pat Coyne.

New directors appointed at QEII Centre
posted on: 19/12/2014 09:49:06
The Queen Elizabeth II Centre (QEII) has expanded the team with the addition of two new directors in early 2015.

The Mind Body Spirit Wellbeing Festival has expanded its UK reach with the launch a new Midlands edition at the NEC on 11-13 September 2015.

FaceTime has launched a new 15-part series of Exhibitor Shorts videos, aimed at helping enhance exhibitor performance.