VINCI Constriction UK has been awarded a contract to build a headquarters for Formula E, the FIA’s new global electrical racing series at Donington Park.
The headquarters will provide facilities for each of the ten Formula E teams, together with offices and workshops for Formula E’s own operational staff.
The new facilities will meet BREEAM 'very good' sustainable construction standards and the government’s Low Carbon Economy and National Planning Policy Framework requirements.
Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E, said:
“We looked at a number of locations around Europe but the British motorsport industry is regarded as the best in the world so it was an easy decision for us to be based in the UK and our new facilities at Donington Park provide the perfect central location for operating the FIA Formula E Championship. Being in the ‘Motorsport Valley’ also means we can take advantage of the technology and skills all around us, as we have already done through McLaren and Williams.
It’s also great for such an innovative and global racing series to be based at a historic race track like Donington Park and we’re looking forward to welcoming the teams.”
The work will be complete by the end of April with the first teams commencing occupation on 1 May.
Chris Hamer, VINCI Construction UK's regional managing director, said:
“We are delighted to be working with Donington Park and Pick Everard, and to be part of a scheme which will redefine the British motor sport industry. Innovation is at the heart of our business lines so working with people who push new sustainable technologies is something we are proud to be involved with.”
Formula E is a new FIA Championship using electric, single seat racing cars capable of speeds in excess of 225km/h. Beginning this September in Beijing, the series will compete in the heart of 10 of the world's leading cities including London, Miami and Rio de Janeiro.