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Race Circuit, Southern China

Race Circuit Southern China - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

The Ridge team’s specialist knowledge of motorsport was called upon for a fast-track project to construct a new FIA Category 2 motor racing circuit and ‘automobile experience’ in China. The scheme in Shaoxing, Shanghai, for Tianma Development includes 116,000m² of associated development, including:

  • 6,000-seat covered grandstand above the pit building
  • 8,500m² high end clubhouse with direct pit lane access for Supercars
  • 50-bed, five-star, trackside boutique hotel
  • Four-storey, 300m automotive supermarket with showrooms and car parking
  • Nine–storey office development and multi-storey car park (18,000m²)
  • CIK Category C Kart Track and Kart Centre
  • 27 sponsor and luxury private hospitality lodges on the in-field hill
  • Medical centre with helicopter pad
  • Infrastructure for the whole development will include six bridges crossing the river.

The site is very challenging technically, with an 80m high mountain in the middle of the circuit surrounded by flatter ground that is either river ways or farmland.  The ground conditions of the flatter areas are poor and require the race circuit and the buildings to be piled to a depth of some 25m.

In addition, the project has an extremely tight deadline, with the client wishing to start work on site 12 months after appointing the design team. The site must also comply with FIA regulations.

Ridge is delivering this project successfully, providing solutions via experts in a number of disciplines. Within a month, Ridge mobilised an expert project management and design team of 23 professionals, which were integrated into a larger team including Apex Circuit Design and engineer URS, totalling 41 professionals. The Ridge team includes a Chinese-speaking quantity surveyor, who liaises with the local authorities.

Race Circuit Southern China - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

Race Circuit Southern China - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

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Race Circuit Southern China - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

Race Circuit Southern China - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

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Race Circuit Southern China - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

Race Circuit Southern China - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

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Race Circuit Southern China - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

Race Circuit Southern China - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

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Race Circuit Southern China - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

Race Circuit Southern China - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

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Race Circuit Southern China - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

Race Circuit Southern China - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

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Race Circuit Southern China - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

Race Circuit Southern China - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

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Race Circuit Southern China - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

Race Circuit Southern China - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

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Race Circuit Southern China - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

Race Circuit Southern China - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

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Race Circuit Southern China - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

Race Circuit Southern China - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

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