A project designed Cheshire-based consultancy by Mather & Co has received the support of His Royal Highness Prince Harry.
The scheme is for the development of an interactive motorsports museum and exhibition space, the Silverstone Heritage Experience, at the home of British motor racing.
Mather & Co revealed that Prince Harry has been announced as the Royal Patron of the project which is due to open in 2018.
Chris Mather, Managing Director at Mather & Co, said:
“We are delighted with the support of His Royal Highness and to work for Silverstone Heritage Ltd on such an exciting project. As well as celebrating British motor racing, the project will also bring a range of opportunities to young people in the local area. Our ambition is that the exhibition will be highly animated and interactive in telling the stories of this great sport.”
The Silverstone Heritage Experience will bring the extensive heritage of the country’s only licensed F1 circuit and British motor racing to life through the creation of a dynamic and interactive visitor experience and tours around the site. The project will also create a new Collections and Research Centre.
On display will be a selection of the most important and impressive examples of cars and motorcycles whose provenance is tied to Silverstone. Exhibits will also incorporate the latest technology to tell the compelling stories of the people that are part of the famous site’s history along with those who have played an integral part in the history of British motor racing.
The project is also supported by other patrons whose names are synonymous with success in British motor sport, including: Ross Brawn OBE, Martin Brundle, Howden Ganley, Damon Hill OBE, Nigel Mansell CBE, Sir Stirling Moss OBE, Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, Murray Walker OBE and Derek Warwick.
The Silverstone Heritage Experience opens in October 2018.