Glanville has played a key role in the development of this major new technology park. Silverstone Park is owned by MEPC who are constructing approximately 2.1 million sq. ft. of primarily light industrial floorspace for high-tech engineering and technology companies.
Glanville’s Civil Engineering team provided advice covering flood risk, drainage, utilities, transport and highways that was instrumental in securing the approval of reserved matters following the granting of outline planning permission. This work was supported by extensive topographical surveying and underground utilities tracing carried out by Glanville’s geomatics teams.
In addition, Glanville has been responsible for the detailed civil engineering design of incoming utilities and foul drainage to facilitate the full quantum of development, and the civil and structural engineering design for the first phases comprising 258,000 sq. ft. of new industrial floor space.
The transport & highways team has undertaken the detailed design of a comprehensive package of off-site highway works to increase the capacity of local junctions, improve road safety and enhance waking and cycling connectivity, securing technical approval from, the highway authorities.
Located opposite the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, the site has been designed to create a campus-style development in a high-quality landscaped setting providing pedestrian, cycle and vehicle access. This wider site will also incorporate a hotel, gym, nursery and café as well as an innovation centre.
The first phases of construction are underway and reserved matters consent for Phase 3 has now been granted which will enable MEPC to deliver a number of larger footprint buildings of up to 100,000 sq. ft.