The Silverstone Experience

A new attraction has opened as the result of rescuing and refurbishing a Second World War Wellington Bomber Hanger. The 4,000sq m (13,100sq ft) hanger was stripped back to its original steel work with the rebuild consisting of new office and reception areas, along with a large exhibition space. We installed new cooling, heating and fresh air ventilation within the office area where the cooling medium is chilled water provided from reverse cycle heat pumps, serving the hangar exhibition space.

The whole reception area has an under-floor heating system installed that is served via heat pumps with the Atrium providing natural ventilation through operational roof lights. We also supplied specialist air conditioning to the ground floor archive rooms.

Hot and Cold water along with drainage systems have been installed across various areas including a number of new customer and staff toilets, baby and adult change areas and a boosted water supply to the new kitchen.

With a new VRF system supplying the heating and cooling to the ground floor restaurant and first floor offices via condensers. These form part of an outdoor mechanical plant deck with two plant rooms which contain the water tank and boosters along with chilled and heating headers and distribution pumps.

This is all supported and monitored by a full trend BMS (Building Management System)


• Mechanical Heating/Cooling Refrigeration Systems
• Low Temperature Hot Water Heating
• Primary/Secondary Cooling Distribution
• Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) System
• Cold Water via Booster Set
• Hot Water via Point of Use Heaters
• Above Ground Drainage
• General Supply and Extract Ventilation Systems
• BMS (Building Management System)

Sector: Visitor Attraction
Value: £1.2m
Duration: 12 months

The Silverstone Experience