On the 10th September 2019, Silverstone Sports Engineering Hub officially opened it’s doors with a ribbon cutting ceremony carried out by Richard Harrington, Chief Executive Officer for Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership.
The official opening event, which was followed by an open day, saw visitors come and see what the Hub has to offer. In addition to the Sports Performance and Fabric Development Tunnels, the Hub is home to 7 small tech businesses, who by being based at the site are perfectly placed to utilise the facilities on offer and be part of the wider business community. Several of these companies were demonstrating their offerings on the day from 3-D printing to aerodynamic consultancy; innovation agencies to 3-D scanning.
The opening attracted television and radio coverage by the BBC and Managing Director Rob Lewis told the BBC’S Kris Holland:
“Our background is aerodynamics in motorsport; we’ve taken what we’ve learnt there and applied it to sports such as cycling and that has led to us creating this engineering hub here at Silverstone Park
Rob added: “Funding from BTVLEP has enabled us to lift our vision to enable small businesses in sports engineering to have a presence here, use the facilities and take their ideas into business.
“MEPC has also been highly supportive in that vision and the business offering it has created at Silverstone Park made it the obvious location to develop our hub.”
Future developments for the Sports Performance Tunnel includes summer and winter Olympians such as sprinters, bobsleigh crews, speed skaters and wheelchair athletes in their pursuit of improved performance.
For anyone who couldn’t make the open day, or who’d like to find out more about the facilities on offer at SSEH do not hesitate to contact us on 01327 222830 or firstname.lastname@example.org