Author Archives: Richard Burton

‘Olympic’ sports engineering hub officially opens at Silverstone Enterprise Zone

A cutting edge sports engineering facility for world class athletes has officially opened at Silverstone Park.

The Silverstone Sports Engineering Hub (SSEH) – which includes two wind tunnels and a sports fabrics R&D centre – is the brainchild of Brackley based aerodynamics and computational fluid dynamics specialist TotalSim.

It is housed in a new 26,400 sq ft building as part of a wider 125,000 sq ft speculative development by Silverstone Park developer MEPC within the Aylesbury Vale Enterprise Zone.

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Silverstone Park “at the forefront” of Enterprise Zone use

MEPC’s development of the Aylesbury Vale Enterprise Zone (EZ) at Silverstone Park has received high praise in front of an audience of 100 influential property developers.

Bucks Business First Chairman Michael Garvey and Buckinghamshire (Thames Valley) Local Enterprise Partnership Chief Executive Richard Harrington highlighted how MEPC’s use of EZ status at Silverstone Park could be used as a model example across the wider Cambridge-Oxford growth corridor (or ‘super cluster)’.

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Silverstone Park’s new ‘WRaP’ work space ‘as vibrant as Facebook’s offices’

Businesses have immediately warmed to Silverstone Park’s (and Enterprise Zone) contemporary new agile work space ‘The WRaP’ after sampling it for the first time with one likening it to the environment provided for visitors by social media giant Facebook.

The ‘WRaP’ title reflects the space’s comfortable design which allows the business community – including the Park’s occupiers and their customers – to ‘work, rest and play’.

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Lunaz electric classic car designs come to Aylesbury Vale Enterprise Zone

Lunaz has become the seventh ‘vehicle electrification’ business to locate to Silverstone Park but it is offering something rather different – converting prestigious classic/vintage cars to electric power.

Inside new 11,000 sq ft premises, within the Aylesbury Vale Enterprise Zone, Lunaz’s technicians have already started working on their first projects: a 1950s Jaguar XK120 and a Rolls Royce Phantom from around the same era.

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Go ahead for sports engineering innovation centre

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) is delighted with the announcement that £2m of its Local Growth Funding has been invested in the development of a new 26,000 sq ft state-of-the-art sports engineering innovation centre at Silverstone Park.

Situated in BTVLEP’s Aylesbury Vale Enterprise Zone, the Silverstone Sports Engineering Hub will establish a research, development and business incubation centre for British high-performance cycling.

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Expansion at Silverstone Enterprise Zone for ‘engineering marvel’ Lotus

World famous sportscar manufacturer Lotus Cars’ largest UK dealership has expanded at Silverstone Park with a move into new 11,000 sq ft premises.

Lotus Silverstone completed its relocation during British Formula 1 Grand Prix week. The franchise specialises in new and used Lotus cars, servicing, track cars and motorsport parts sales.

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DS Virgin Racing completes move to new headquarters at Enterprise Zone

Leading Formula E team DS Virgin Racing has completed the move of its operational arm to new state-of-the-art facilities at Silverstone Park Enterprise Zone – a stone’s throw from Silverstone Circuit, the home of British motor racing.

The UK-based team, which has competed in the all-electric FIA Formula E Championship since its inception, moved in last summer in preparation for the category’s fourth season but has now put the finishing touches to the new premises.

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Delta Motorsport’s EV know-how helps create amazing supercar at Enterprise Zone

Cutting edge electric vehicle technology designed and developed at Silverstone Park Enterprise Zone, has been used to help create one of the world’s fastest accelerating and most advanced supercars.

Ariel’s new 1180bhp, four-wheel-drive electric two-seater ‘P40’ was unveiled at last year’s Low Carbon Vehicles show. Ariel believes the car will be capable of accelerating from 0-60mph in 2.4 seconds and 0-150mph in 7.8 seconds.

Much of this performance is down to highly complex technology derived by Silverstone Park-based low carbon vehicle specialist Delta Motorsport – this includes a high power 42kWh liquid-cooled battery.

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Stamp of approval for Aylesbury Woodlands

Buckinghamshire Advantage, the delivery arm of Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), is delighted with the outcome of today’s decision (26th October) by Aylesbury Vale District Council to give the green light to the outline planning application for the Aylesbury Woodlands development.

Aylesbury Woodlands, part of the Aylesbury Vale Enterprise Zone, is an extensive site to the east of Aylesbury, which will include commercial premises, road infrastructure, housing and leisure facilities.

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