The striking new £27 million paddock and pit complex at the legendary Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire features a range of Ash & Lacy facade solutions.
Known as The Silverstone Wing, in reference to its radical angles and elevations, the complex is the culmination of a series of enhancements to the iconic race track, bringing it up to the latest Grand Prix standards.
Offering competitors the last word in up-to-the-minute motorsport facilities, the 390 metre-long building includes a totally new pit-lane area, with 41 new garages and a surface area covering 6,200m2, spectator and hospitality zones, a 2,780m2 Media Centre and a new race control tower.
It has been designed for multi-purpose operation, boasting a conference hall, auditorium, two exhibition halls, a banqueting hall and additional breakout rooms for fully flexible use. There is 4000m2 of space to host events for just a few or thousands of people.
AshTech™ rainscreen cladding panels form a stunning frontispiece along the entire length of the pits and the amazing angular structure that forms a backdrop to the winner’s podium. Panels were made in three 1.2mm polyester powder-coated steel finishes – Metallic Silver (RAL 9006), Anthracite Grey (RAL 7016) and a small quantity of Graphite Grey (RAL 2074).
AshTech™ creates a completely flat surface and shallow profile, giving the specifier the opportunity to develop an attractive, low-maintenance facade, whilst attaining long term performance at an economic whole-life cost.
Ash & Lacy AshFab™ double-curved bullnose gutter flashings were selected to form the perimeter of the ever changing roofline, in 3mm polyester powder coated steel in Hamlet finish (RAL 9002).
The double-curved bullnose at Silverstone is an excellent example of what can be achieved with AshFab™ standard, bespoke and architectural fabrication and flashing solutions.
Ash & Lacy’s extensive plant and machinery provides complete flexibility for the precision manufacture of any building perimeter component, made by a team of experienced and skilled professionals to achieve the most exacting standards.
Positioned directly underneath the bullnose feature is a red AshScreen™ mesh grille, providing an attractive colour accent feature above the entire pit straight.
The AshScreen™ range of expanded meshes and perforated screens is proving an exceptionally popular choice with specifiers. AshScreen™ provides a fully-engineered, lightweight solution, improving the aesthetics of any structure, as well as
Photos courtesy of Pyroguard by CGI International.