HRH Prince Harry Breaks Ground
12th March 2018
His Royal Highness Prince Harry visited Silverstone today – in his capacity as Royal patron of The Silverstone Experience – to officially start the construction programme on the £19.3 million project due for completion in spring 2019. Supporters and trustees of The Silverstone Experience, as well as local dignitaries, representatives from British motor sport and engineering students gathered as Prince Harry launched the project by switching the Silverstone start lights from red to green.
Oral Histories Gain Momentum
14th December 2017
An important part of the project is to gather oral histories from a wide range of people who have been connected to the circuit. The purpose of oral histories is to record a living history as well as an opportunity for those people who have been ‘hidden from history’ to have their voice heard.
On Track to Open in Spring 2019
14th December 2017
The Silverstone Experience will be based in the last remaining Second World War hangar at the entrance to Silverstone Circuit. An extension will be added and the hangar refurbished to create a fantastic back drop for the exhibition.
The exhibition has being designed by sector specialists Mather and Co whose previous projects include the National Football Museum, Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, The Springbok Experience, The Olympic Museum, Chelsea FC Museum and the Warwickshire County Cricket Museum. The Project Architect, heading up the building services team, is Jane Lock-Smith of Cube Design who was awarded Architect of the year at the Women in Construction Awards 2016. MAC Construction Consulting are Project Managers and Cost Consultants.
The Principle Contractor is currently being procured on the open market via an OJEU (The Official Journal of the European Union) procurement process and the successful tenderer will be announced in early 2018, with work due to start on site shortly afterwards.
The exhibition installation is due to start in the summer of 2018 once the building is watertight. The exhibition drawing package and specifications will shortly be finalised and tender information will be published via an OJEU procurement process.