The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded Silverstone Heritage Limited a £9.1 million grant which will enable it to build the Silverstone Heritage Experience at the home of British Motor Racing in Northamptonshire. Wilmslow-based Mather & Co has led the design of the project and the state of the art permanent exhibition.
Sally Reynolds, CEO of Silverstone Heritage Limited, said: “We were delighted to hear that our bid has been successful. This means that work on the project can start in the New Year and that the Silverstone Heritage Experience can open to the public in spring 2019.”
A series of interactive exhibitions and displays will be housed within the only remaining Second World War hangar at the Silverstone site, right at the main entrance to the circuit. The hangar will be fully refurbished and re-clad to create a fantastic, authentic backdrop. A new building linked to the hangar will house the archives of the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC), a unique collection charting the history of the Club.