MAC joins high profile guests to celebrate the completion of Britain’s biggest new attraction
The Silverstone Experience, a new British motor sport and engineering visitor attraction in Northamptonshire, was officially opened by The Duke of Sussex and six-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton MBE.
Based at the Silverstone circuit, the facility will be a new hub for motor sport fans serving as a home for the British Racing Drivers’ Club Archive, displaying historic artefacts and collections that will help tell the story of the history of Silverstone & motorsport and which will also inspire the next generation of engineers and motorsport participants.
Silverstone Heritage Ltd have spent seven years working on this project, which transformed a former WWII RAF Hangar, through the support of The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
They expect the state-of-the-art facility will be visited by more than 400,000 visitors annually.
MAC Construction Consultants were appointed to oversee the construction of the museum which includes education, office, retail and a café space.
Sally Reynolds, CEO of Silverstone Heritage Ltd, said: “I’m very grateful for the support of the Duke of Sussex, Lewis Hamilton and the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The Silverstone Experience is much more than just a world-class museum.
“We are able to both protect the heritage of British motorsport and to use that heritage to engage with both young and old visitors by telling hundreds of compelling stories within the exhibition.”
Lee Butler from MAC Construction, who was appointed as Project & Cost Manager and Contract Administrator on the project, attended the evening and commented: “It’s been an honour for the team to be involved in a truly inspiring and incredible development that can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages.
“It’s been two years since Prince Harry officially launched the construction of the project and today, after some incredibly tough & unique challenges, we are able to celebrate the launch of this attraction and the hard work and efforts of the entire project team, none more so than Sally and her colleagues at Silverstone Heritage Ltd.”