2011 saw the unveiling of Silverstone’s new pit lane building, The Wing, cementing its position as a premier racing destination, providing world class facilities, including new garages, a race control building, flexible conference and exhibition space, a new podium, media centre, hospitality and VIP spectator zones.As part of this extremely high profile project, Style was appointed by main contractors Buckingham Group and architects Populous to provide flexible space within the main conferencing room.
When in F1 mode, this room becomes a vast media centre accommodating journalists from across the globe who use it to report on the race. To offer them a first class facility a moveable partitioning wall was required to create a corridor down the length of this room, therefore segregating it off during important race meets to ensure the world’s media were not disturbed.
At other times, the operable wall is opened to provide a larger conferencing facility without the need for a corridor.
“We chose DORMA Moveo because it’s a very lightweight system which, because it is semi-automatic, is also extremely simple to open and close,” said Mike Fine, Style’s Director for the Midlands.“We also future proofed the room by installing additional tracks which means if Silverstone decide to divide the room further, at a later date, they can split it into thirds.
“Due to the profile of Silverstone, all aspects of this project demanded the very highest standards of product, planning, workmanship, health and safety and overall professionalism and we were delighted to have been chosen as the most suitable provider.”