EIGHTY-ONE, an energy drink and mineral water manufacturer that partners with the Racing Heroes motorsport team for wounded and disabled military veterans, has become the first business to agree terms on new commercial premises being constructed in Silverstone Park’s Enterprise Zone.

The business, launched by entrepreneur Pit Heeb in Switzerland five years ago, will occupy one of seven stand-alone industrial units.

These are being constructed alongside a further six terraced properties as part of the latest 258,000 sq ft speculative scheme in the Enterprise Zone by Silverstone Park developer MEPC.

EIGHTY-ONE’s unit will be 26,330 sq ft in size, forming the drinks headquarters in the UK, and will also serve as a base for its partner company, Racing Heroes.

Complementing this, performance and luxury vehicle manufacturer Ares will open a workshop and ancillary vehicle display for its bespoke sportscars including Bentleys, Porsches and Lamborghinis.

MEPC’s Roz Bird, Commercial Director at Silverstone Park, commented: “We are delighted to be welcoming EIGHTY-ONE to Silverstone Park in one of our new buildings – and to be announcing this first letting of our new development.

“We are excited by EIGHTY-ONE’s business model and the product they are developing, as well as their work in motorsport which is so supportive of gender equality and diversity.

“It’s also great that Silverstone Park is attracting companies from overseas who want to be a part of the vibe and the business community that we have created here.”