14 April 2021
Silverstone Park developer MEPC hopes to reintroduce its popular recreational activities for business occupiers on site as Covid lockdown measures are reduced…
Building a community spirit amongst occupiers has been a priority of MEPC’s since it took over management of Silverstone Park in 2013.
A major part of this has been to organise a social calendar for companies and their staff with fun events such as regular ‘pub quizzes’, five-a-side football, Pilates classes and fitness boot camps, walking and cycling groups.
They also include annual events, from fund-raising efforts such as a bake-off during the Macmillan Coffee Morning to a summer BBQ and a sports evening – the latter entailing three-legged, egg ‘n’ spoon and sack races, penalty shoot-out, tug-o-war and even welly wanging!
Indeed, prior to the pandemic, MEPC transformed Silverstone Park Innovation Centre’s main reception area into a contemporary work/break-out zone for occupiers called the ‘WRaP’ (work, rest and play).
MEPC Junior Asset Manager Ruth Williams explained: “We have massively missed being able to host these social networking events for our occupiers. Finally, it appears we can slowly begin to reintroduce them, in accordance with government guidelines on numbers and distancing.
“These events have brought people together, put huge smiles on faces and forged new friendships to create a terrific community feel across the Park.
“They have also enabled occupiers to become aware of one another and network in an informal setting which has led to new business opportunities.”