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Vinci wins contract to build Formula E headquarters

Vinci has won a contract to build Formula E’s headquarters at the FIA’s new electric racing series at Donington Park.

The headquarters will provide facilities for each of the 10 Formula E teams, as well as offices, storage and workshops for Formula E’s own operational staff, in a contract worth £5.7m.

Work is expected to be complete by the end of April this year, with the first team moving in on 1 May 2014.

The facilities will meet the “Very Good” BREEAM sustainable construction standards.

Formula E is a new FIA Championship using electric, single seat racing cars. It will begin this September in Beijing, with the series competing in 10 cities across the world, including London, Miami and Rio de Janeiro.

Vinci managing director Chris Hamer, said: “Innovation is at the heart of our business lines so working with people who push new sustainable technologies is something we are proud to be involved with.”

Formula E chief executive Alejandro Agag, added: “We looked at a number of locations around Europe but the British motorsport industry is regarded as the best in the world so it was an easy decision for us to be based in the UK and our new facilities at Donington Park provide the perfect central location for operating the FIA Formula E Championship.”

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