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OPERATOR: BUCKINGHAM PLANT

HeavyTorque Issue Ten: Buckingham Plant

FROM FARM TO FORMULA ONE

BUCKINGHAM PLANT, ALONG WITH ITS SISTER COMPANY BUCKINGHAM GROUP CONTRACTING, HAS TAKEN DELIVERY OF A NEW VOLVO FH16-750 TRIDEM 8X4. THE STGO CAT 3-RATED TRACTOR UNIT, WHICH IS EQUIPPED WITH A MID-MOUNTED STEERING PUSHER AXLE, IS THE FLAGSHIP OF THE GROUP’S LOGISTICS OPERATION WHICH INVOLVES MOVING UPWARDS OF 200 CONSTRUCTION MACHINES TO SITES AND CUSTOMERS ALL OVER THE UK. TONY ARROWSMITH REPORTS.

PHOTOGRAPHY: CRAIG ECCLESTON

Buckingham Group Contracting was responsible for the construction of The Silverstone Wing, the current Formula One pit complex and international media centre at the Silverstone motor racing circuit, located next door to the company’s headquarters in Stowe, Buckinghamshire. The project incorporates the podium on which Britain’s Lewis Hamilton took the top step on 10 July last year as well as in 2014 and 2015. “We have a long-standing relationship with Silverstone circuit,” says chairman of both Buckingham Plant and Buckingham Group Contracting, Paul Wheeler. “The Silverstone Wing project ideally highlights the success of Buckingham Group Contracting.”

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