Silverstone race circuit hotel greenlit 

Developer Bricks Capital has received planning permissions to progress with a new hotel overlooking the Grand Prix Circuit starting grid in Northamptonshire.

The new facility, which will have 197 rooms, will provide racegoers and visitors with an “entirely new way” to experience and enjoy the venue and is set to open in time for the 2020 British Grand Prix next summer.

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The news comes after Aylesbury Vale District Council granted Reserved Matters approval in what was the “final piece of the jigsaw”. The news follows further detailed design work to ensure the hotel is “visually stunning” from outside whilst providing an excellent quality interior for guests.

Stuart Pringle, managing director of Silverstone, said: “Silverstone welcomes over 1.5 million visitors through the gates every year and we anticipate that this number will increase to over 2 million by 2020. The increased growth of the conference and exhibition side of the business along with the opening of the Silverstone Experience, has resulted in a growing demand for quality accommodation at the circuit.”

He added: “The new hotel will make Silverstone a more alluring visitor attraction outside of the race calendar, and we are pleased to see plans for the hotel progressing so positively.”

Graham Dodd, managing director for development (UK and Ireland) at Hilton, added: “We now operate Hilton hotels at many sporting venues around the UK including Wembley Stadium, the Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground and The Ageas Bowl cricket ground in Southampton.

“We are delighted to be opening a Hilton Garden Inn in such a prominent and internationally significant motor racing location and we cannot wait to begin welcoming guests next year.”

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