Circuit type: FIA Grade 2
Length: 3.2 km
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In 2011, Apex were commissioned as lead consultant to undertake the detailed design and engineering of a luxury, multi-use motorsport destination in Shaoxing, China. As part of this commission, Apex appointed International Group, URS Corporation and Ridge & Partners LLP as co-consultants for operational planning, civil engineering and a mix of architecture, cost consultancy and project management support respectively.
The master plan for the 51 hectare site includes a design for a 3.2km FIA Grade 2 race circuit and infrastructure including medical centre, an 800m FIA-CIK compliant kart circuit, a mutli-use pit building & conference facility, a private members club, a five star hotel, 22 exclusive apartments overlooking the circuit, a 9 storey office tower and a multi- storey car market.
Following completion of the master plan, Apex worked with KPMG to undertake a business feasibility model of the project, which provided crucial information to inform the later design stages by the design team.
The project has seen Apex and it’s co-consultants working closely with the client’s appointed Chinese Local Design institutes HHG and SMEDI, to ensure that the design meets the Local Authority regulations for approval.
In December 2013, the groundworks contractor commenced work on site to commence the intensive 2 year phase 1 construction programme for the main circuit, the kart circuit, the pit/paddock infrastructure and over 100,000 square metres of building development. Phase 2 is forecasted to commence immediately upon completion of Phase 1 construction and will add the car market, the hillside lodges and the office building.