Twelve Architects to create unique branded residence concept for Silverstone race circuit @12Architects

A brand new branded residence concept at Silverstone race circuit, the globally recognised home of motorsport, has launched this August 2020. The development called ‘Escapade
Silverstone’, will see 60 high spec residences and a clubhouse being built that will be available for short-term rental. London based architecture firm Twelve Architects, who won
the commission to design the concept will create residences with spectacular views of the track, to attract visitors with a passion for motorsports from all over the world.
The masterplan for the site sees four types of residence sitting within a generous landscape. The front-row Residences (“Trackside”) all have direct views over the circuit. The articulation
of their form and appearance has been inspired by the notion of ‘Slipstreaming’, where a vehicle follows closely behind another vehicle, travelling in its slipstream and awaiting an
opportunity to overtake. The “Countryside” Residences provide greater privacy and an outlook across woodland and stunning landscapes, whilst the middle-row Residences (“Dual-
Aspect”) offer views of both the track and rolling countryside.

Large windows to the living rooms of all residences will maximise views to the racetrack, whilst smaller windows and timber louvres to the bedrooms will aid with privacy. The terraces to the
front row residences are ‘wrapped’ with an angular tensile material that provides privacy and shading whilst supporting the creation of a distinctive brand identity.

Every residence has ample secure parking, so that guests can bring their own vehicles to race around the world-famous circuit. A clubhouse at the south end of the site will provide
guests with a wellness centre, swimming pool, driver-focussed gym, treatment rooms, track-briefing area, state-of-the-art simulator rooms, concierge, restaurant and bar promoting
social interaction amongst neighbours. A roof terrace will sit directly above the most exciting complex of corners on the circuit.

Speaking about the project, Matt Cartwright, Founding Director at Twelve Architects, said, “Escapade is an incredible opportunity for us to create something new to the UK at this
iconic venue. We developed the brief with the client, enabling design freedom to push the boundaries and innovate and in turn create a truly memorable experience for visitors”.

Will Tindall, CEO Escapade Living, added

“Escapade Silverstone aims to provide an authentic experience borne out of the world’s foremost racetrack and, as a finished product, fully integrated into it. The team at Twelve
Architects has interpreted our brief in a way that shows real innovation. The masterplan creates a series of residences positioned carefully within the site to maximise views, whilst the
design of the buildings themselves creates a distinctive identity for Escapade that will play an important role in the success of the development. The close partnership we have forged with
Twelve is integral to realising our vision of redefining the guest experience for the world’s most discerning motorsports fans.

The scheme gained an outline planning consent in May 2018 as part of the wider Silverstone Circuit outline masterplan approval and in November 2019 the planning conditions were
discharged to enable the project to be implemented.

The design has been developed to comply with the operational requirements, set by the British Racing Drivers Club and Silverstone Circuit.

The aim is for the project to start on site in late 2020 and will operate as a luxury branded residences from May 2022

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