Mercedes is embarking on an ambitious project to revamp its Formula 1 plant in Brackley with a staggering investment of around £70 million. The goal is to create a cutting-edge campus that will be completed by the end of 2025, designed to enhance the working environment and provide state-of-the-art facilities.
Toto Wolff, the team principal of Mercedes, revealed that the existing Brackley campus was originally built for a staff of 350 people, but with the team’s growth, it now houses 1250 employees. The new campus aims to go beyond a typical workplace and embrace a “Silicon Valley style” approach.
Wolff envisions the campus becoming a self-contained village, offering a range of amenities and advantages reminiscent of the renowned Silicon Valley environment. He explained the team’s vision to Motorsport.com, stating:
“The Brackley campus was built to accommodate 350 people, and today we are at 1250.
“We want it to become its own little village, with all the amenities and benefits that you would expect from a Silicon Valley-style environment.”
A glimpse into the future of our Brackley campus.
▪️ Creation of a new Health & Wellbeing Centre.
▪️ A gateway Marketing building enabling further expansion of the design office facilities.
▪️ New buildings will be net zero in operation, powered by 100% renewable energy.… pic.twitter.com/0Z8zkCZ6dE
— Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@MercedesAMGF1) May 22, 2023
To provide a glimpse into the future, the team shared CGIs and details of the project on social media. One post highlighted the creation of a new Health & Wellbeing Centre, a gateway Marketing building to expand the design office facilities, and the commitment to operating net-zero buildings powered by 100% renewable energy. The team expressed their vision for future success in the caption.
In another post, Mercedes revealed more information about the redevelopment, emphasizing their commitment to building a state-of-the-art, sustainable F1 campus of the future. The team’s plans align with the sport’s broader objective of achieving carbon neutrality by 2030.
This significant investment reflects Mercedes’ dedication to providing an exceptional working environment for its employees and ensuring that the team remains at the forefront of Formula 1 innovation.