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Back in 1998, Ridge project managed the refurbishment and conversion of Unit 1 into a 100,000ft² research and development facility for the Stewart Grand Prix team. Since Red Bull took control of the unit, the race team has expanded and now occupies three adjacent units. Ridge has been involved in all stages of the extensive re-development of the Tilbrook site.

Building One refurbishment 

The refurbishment of this unit for Red Bull involved radical restructuring and included:

  • A new, cutting-edge driver simulator facility
  • A replacement drawing office
  • A new hi-tech gymnasium
  • Complete refurbishment of the research & development space.

The project faced two potential problems from the outset: an extremely tight programme and the need to keep a high-tech F1 factory operational. Ridge ensured the project met every deadline through the careful selection of a Design and Build contract, a ‘two-stage’ tender process, the selection of a contractor with previous F1 experience and very close project management.

Dust, noise and vibration can cause major problems in the production of a Formula One car. These potential issues were overcome through employing alternative construction techniques such as:

  • Pumping wastewater as opposed to ‘breaking out’ existing concrete
  • Fully sealing temporary partitions to protect against dust ingress
  • Regular ‘Tool Box’ talks to all site operatives on the importance of considerate working.

Unit 3

The project converted a former ‘Geest’ warehouse to a building for a new composites facility, machine shop, CFD suite, office space and café.

This project to fit-out an existing building faced a series of restrictions: a very short timescale, an extremely tight budget and requirements for state-of-the-art facilities, such as a clean room and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) suite. Ridge dealt with these issues, successfully delivering the fit-out with expert project management and cost management skill, including value engineering workshops, which were employed throughout the design and construction phases.

Red Bull Racing HQ - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

Red Bull Racing HQ - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

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Red Bull Racing HQ - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

Red Bull Racing HQ - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

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Red Bull Racing HQ - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

Red Bull Racing HQ - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

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