Escapade, Silverstone Racing Circuit
Stage: From concept to completion
Client: Escapade Living
Appointment: 2016 – ongoing
A unique branded residence concept at Silverstone race circuit, the globally recognised home of motorsport. The development called ‘Escapade Silverstone’, accommodates 60 high spec residences and a clubhouse for short-term rental. The development has 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 and a clubhouse sitting within a generous landscape. The front-row Residences 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 offer views of both the track and rolling countryside.
The clubhouse provides 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.
“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. 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.”
Will Tindall, CEO Escapade Living