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222 England | Full Member Silverstone Park L ocati on Silverstone Park, Silverstone, Towcester NN12 8GX Contact detai l s Roz Bird Commercial Director T: 01327 856000 E: @SilverstonePark UKSPA Directory 2017 Silverstone Park, managed by MEPC, is adjacent to the British Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit, at the heart of the Silverstone Technology Cluster. Over 70 companies are on site, many of which are high tech companies with capabilities in advanced engineering, electronics, and software development. There are also a number of professional service companies on site, which support the high-tech engineering activity in the area. Companies apply their capabilities to a wide variety of sectors including medical, aerospace, defence, automotive and motorsport. History and objectives Having hosted the British Formula 1 Grand Prix since 1948, Silverstone is an iconic brand with an illustrious history. In September 2013, Silverstone Park – 130 acres of land with planning consent – was acquired by MEPC. Currently on site there are more than 70 occupiers employing more than 600 people in over 400,000 sq ft of accommodation. The property offer includes a full range of facilities from small flexible office space in the Silverstone Park Innovation Centre to workshops and hybrid buildings. Ultimately, MEPC’s vision is to create a leading global destination for high-tech engineering, innovation and business development. Progress to date Since taking over Silverstone Park in 2013, MEPC has achieved the following: • Creation of a metrology facility for high-tech companies on-site and within the surrounding Silverstone Technology Cluster, in collaboration with Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence • Launch of a metrology network, to further benefit high-tech SMEs and start-up companies • Collaboration with finance, industry, and local authority partners to form the Silverstone Technology Cluster with the key ai ms of promoting the capabilities of the cluster and organising high-tech networking • Acquisition and letting of 82,500 sq ft Buckingham Road units • Speculative development of new 125,000 sq ft of industrial units • Enterprise Zone in collaboration with Bucks Thames Valley LEP • Grown the occupier community from 50 to over 70 • £13m committed to new utilities (gas, water, electricity) • Installation of 21 MVA electrical supply • Installation of superfast broadband.