Thruxton Hospitality Building – Hampshire
John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) is revving up for the completion of a flagship hospitality centre at the iconic Thruxton Motorsports Centre. The state-of-the-art complex in Hampshire will include a restaurant, bar, exhibition gallery, function rooms, hospitality suites, catering facilities, viewing terraces and a balcony.
Project architect is the Chapman Partnership, which specialises in the motorsport and automotive, leisure and entertainment industries and they conceived the project design to strongly reflect Thruxton’s racing connections.
REIDsteel has designed, manufactured and supplied all of the steelwork, cladding and glazing for this modern, two-storey building alongside local contractor Mata Construction.
The £1.5m centre’s innovative design includes a grand atrium and entrance lobby to reflect the dynamism of motorsport and Thruxton’s rich motoring heritage.
REIDsteel Project Engineer Toby Hill-Cousins, said: “Thruxton wanted an innovative and modern hospitality centre to reflect its status as one of the most iconic motorsport and leisure venues in the UK.
“We have designed, manufactured and supplied stadia for a wide range of clients over many years, including Premier League football clubs, and are delighted to help deliver this landmark project which will support the venue’s growth for years to come.”
Thruxton, which is near Andover, is planning the grand opening of the new centre in April as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations in 2018. The construction of the 1,415m2 hospitality centre started on site in August 2017, with completion targeted in time for the venue’s Blue-Riband British Touring Car Championship round on May 7th – 9th 2018.
The complex will host up to 400 guests over two floors, with extra capacity available outside.
It will welcome guests for The British Touring Car Championship (BTCC), British Superbike Championship (BSB), British Truck Racing plus Club Race Meetings, driver experience days, corporate events and functions, meetings, conferences, product launches, race day hospitality and live demonstrations.
Ben Norton, marketing manager at Thruxton, said: “Our flagship hospitality centre is the latest addition as part of ambitious modernisation and growth plans in our 50th anniversary year.
“It is an exciting and innovative development which will allow us to deliver stunning and memorable events for groups of all sizes with hospitality of the highest standard.”
Thruxton’s 2.4 mile circuit is the fastest in the UK. It also has paddocks for different activities, a top-class kart and 4×4 centre, and state-of-the-art skid pan facility.
REIDsteel has the capability to design, manufacture and supply entire steel buildings including their cladding and or glazing requirements anywhere in the UK, Europe and the world.
An experienced stadium builder/designer, we have constructed stadia and grandstands for many clients, including Aston Villa, Portsmouth, Charlton Athletic and Rockingham Motor Speedway.