The construction of Silverstone's new pit and paddock complex is well under way, British GP organizers said on Thursday.
The new complex, which is scheduled for completion in 2011, includes new garages, a race control building, media center, hospitality and VIP spectator zones and a primary paddock. The new pit wall has already been constructed on the straight between the Club and Abbey.
"These new facilities, and the redevelopment of Silverstone at large, will provide a venue where all forms of automotive and motorsport events can be celebrated in style," said Silverstone's managing director Richard Phillips.
"The state-of-the-art Stowe Complex will further enhance our offering to manufacturers, corporations and brands involved in motorsport, while the Pit and Paddock Complex will deliver a new mix of facilities that will bring Silverstone into the 21st century. Our intention is to transform the venue into a world leading center for education, business, leisure and technology. It is vital that we continue to diversify as a business to make sure that the UK remains at the forefront of the motorsport industry."