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2018: Planning Awards - Finalist for Planning Permission of the year
2017: Planning Awards - Finalist for Promoting Economic Growth
Located at the heart of the Silverstone Technology Cluster and adjacent to the home of British motor racing, Silverstone Park provides a global destination for innovation, business development and engineering.
Terence O’Rourke has provided comprehensive planning advice relating to Silverstone Park since MEPC acquired the site in 2013. We had previously advised the British Racing Drivers’ Club and Silverstone Circuits Ltd for a number of years, securing planning consents for a number of developments at the Circuit, including a mix of commercial and motorsport-related floorspace, alterations to the racing track, the Silverstone Wing pit and paddock facility, hospitality suites and a new media centre.
In January 2016, we obtained planning consent on behalf of MEPC for 14 new speculative units for high-tech engineering companies, which were completed in November 2016. In parallel, we commenced work on a new outline application for over 2 million sq ft of commercial development. After a period of engagement with SNC and AVDC, a committee resolution was achieved in December 2016 followed by the negotiation of the s106 agreement and grant of planning consent in May 2017.
We have been retained by MEPC to prepare reserved matters applications and to provide advice on future development opportunities at Silverstone Park. The first reserved matters permission has been granted for approximately 275,000 sq ft of commercial floorspace.
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Terence O'Rourke is an award winning planning and design company, integrating these skills to help deliver exceptional projects.
Our team offers town planning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and environmental planning (including environmental impact assessment, heritage and ecology) services. We have a unique skillset and approach that deals creatively with challenging planning situations to deliver commercially viable solutions across all sectors of the economy.
We work with nationally and internationally known clients including:
BAE Systems, BMW Rolls Royce, Grosvenor, McLaren and Warner Bros., major housebuilders and infrastructure providers and have worked on high profile projects and sites such as the Chewton Glen Hotel and Spa Tree Houses, the Clay Country eco-community, the Goodwood Estate, Luton Airport, Silverstone Park, Mercedes-Benz World, Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden and Studio Tour – 'The Making of Harry Potter.'