RG Group has constructed the 197 bed Hilton Garden Inn Hotel at Silverstone. The building is situated alongside the starting grid and pit lane, adjoining the racetrack.
The 6-storey structure is built on a concrete frame on the ground and first floors with a lightweight steel frame upper section. The cantilevering upper section is supported by raking steels.
The works include an undercroft space / raised ground floor to accommodate a commercial retail space and a seating terrace leading to a trackside grand stand spectating area, seating 1475.
The structure consists of two sections adjoined by an atrium lobby space. The lower levels house commercial and retail spaces, offices, administration and plant areas. The first floor is predominantly high specification hospitality suites, restaurant, private dining areas and track facing terraces. Upper levels are mainly hotel guest bedrooms. The roof space includes for a large open air, sheltered roof terrace for spectators and a fitness suite. The atrium area on the top floor connects to a track spanning modular footbridge leading to the hospitality building on the opposite side of the track.
The build required careful coordination and phasing, working around the high profile event timetable including Formula 1.