As the home of British motorsport prepares to welcome record crowds at this weekend’s Grand Prix, new pictures have been released of the luxury residences currently being built just yards from Silverstone’s hallowed tarmac.
Escapade Silverstone is an £80m development of two, three and four-bedroom residences next to the racetrack’s most legendary series of corners – Copse, Maggots, Becketts and Chapel – which Formula 1 drivers approach at a g-force inducing 180mph.
The flagship development, which is due for completion in 2023, features a clubhouse with floor-to-ceiling windows and a 8.5m high roof terrace offering panoramic views across the track that will make it the spectating equivalent of the Royal Box at Wimbledon’s Centre Court or a balcony overlooking the superyachts gathered for the Monaco Grand Prix.
The £2.2m four-bedroom units will sit just 36ft (11m) from the edge of Britain’s most famous racetrack, and feature cantilevered terraces that allow owners and guests to get even closer to the high-octane action.
Meanwhile the two-bedroom units, which are priced from £750,000, are set back from the track but offer exclusive viewing from Escapade’s clubhouse. All residences are sumptuously appointed, and feature private, secure parking with easy access to the track – enabling users to put their own vehicle and driving skills to the test on non-race days.
Half of the 60 residences have already sold off-plan, with the first phase of 37 due to be operating in time for next summer’s Grand Prix. While owners will be able to stay at their residence whenever they wish, the units are also designed to be income-generating commercial property investments.