Race on to complete trackside hospitality
Work is revving up for the completion of a flagship hospitality centre at the Thruxton Motorsports Centre in Hampshire.
The state-of-the-art complex will include a restaurant, bar, exhibition gallery, function rooms, hospitality suites, catering facilities, viewing terraces and a balcony.
Steelwork contractor REIDsteel has designed, manufactured and supplied all of the steelwork, cladding and glazing for the modern, two-storey building alongside local contractor Mata Construction.
The £1.5M centre’s innovative design includes a grand atrium and entrance lobby said to reflect the dynamism of motorsport and Thruxton’s rich heritage.
“We chose a steel frame for a combination of reasons. Our architectural intent was to emphasis the high-tech nature of motorsport in the building’s design. The steel frame facilitated the complex roof geometry and cantilevers that echo the famous curves of Thruxton’s iconic circuit,” said Zac Chapman of project architect Chapman Partnership.
Marketing Manager at Thruxton Ben Norton said: “Our flagship hospitality centre is the latest addition as part of ambitious modernisation and growth plans in our 50th anniversary year.
“It is an exciting and innovative development which will allow us to deliver stunning and memorable events for groups of all sizes with hospitality of the highest standard.”
Thruxton’s 2.4 mile circuit is the fastest in the UK. It also has paddocks for different activities, a top-class kart and 4×4 centre, and state-of-the-art skid pan facility.