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New Silverstone pit complex on-track for May completion

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The company in charge of Silverstone have today released new pictures of the new pit, paddock and conference complex which is currently being built at the Northamptonshire circuit.

Richard Phillips, Managing Director of Silverstone Circuits Limited, has said that the building work is on track for completion in May 2011, in plenty of time for next season’s British Grand Prix, which will be held on July 10th.

“We are on schedule to meet our self-imposed completion date of May, 2011,” confirmed Phillips. “This pioneering development, and the redevelopment of Silverstone at large, will provide a world-class facility where all forms of motor sport can be celebrated in style – by competitors and spectators alike. As the iconic building on the circuit, the new Pit, Paddock and Conference Complex will reaffirm Silverstone's position as a premier racing destination and our status as a global leader.”

The 350 metre-long complex is being build alongside the straight section of track between the Club and Abbey corners, which will become the new start/finish straight. If completed on-time, the build programme will have taken 54 weeks, and the total number of man hours is expected to reach 260,000.

The latest pictures of the new development can be found on Silverstone’s flickr page, and updates can be found on Twitter by following @silverstoneuk

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