HOK's designs for pit lane and paddocks unveiled as part of motor-racing venue upgrade

These are the first images of HOK Sport’s pit lane and paddocks for Silverstone.

The £35m complex features garages, a race control building, media centre, VIP spectator zones and a new pit straight.

It is the first phase of a 10-year programme of works at Silverstone designed to bring the classic motor-racing destination into the 21st century.

The masterplan, also by HOK and expected to be worth £100m, envisages two hotels, a test centre, a business park and homes on and around the circuit.

The British Racing Drivers Club, which owns the circuit, wants to make Silverstone more green and is considering a CHP system for the site.

The complex will form the centrepiece of the British Formula 1 Grand Prix, which is held at the Northamptonshire circuit every summer.

The BRDC has approved the designs, and the first phase will go to planning in the next few weeks.