Fast tracking Shell's new racing circuit in Bangalore

Our team in India delivered a world-class race track for Shell in just four months, in time for the 2019 Eco-marathon.

The track was situated within an operational campus facility in Bangalore. Over 20 student teams participated in the race which took place from 19-22 November.

Sitting at the heart of Shell's 'Make the Future' programme, the Eco-marathon initiative is aimed at sharing ideas to help towards a lower carbon future.

Our team of project managers worked to meet three of Shell’s key priorities:

  1. Goal Zero: 47,214 safe man-hours
  2. Record time: four months from inception to handover
  3. On budget

Andy Burton, Vice President Real Estate, Asia Oceania, Shell Real Estate said:

The building of the ‘Make the Future’ race track on our own facility in Bangalore is a wonderful example of what collaboration should look like.

"From an idea to the event happening, in less than five months, is an incredible achievement and was made possible by the collective desire to do something amazing. The Turner & Townsend team ‘Made the Future’ happen and I am grateful for the part they played in something very special."

Venkat Nagaraju, India Facilities Manager at Shell Real Estate said:

Delivering the project with a top quartile safety record – not even a single first aid case in 45,000 man hours – within cost and schedule, speaks to the first rate project management capabilities of Turner & Townsend.

An incentivised design and build route with well-defined specifications was chosen for the race track. This allowed a four week reduction in the timeline with overlap of design during construction, single point of responsibility, cost certainty at early stages, as well as buildability expertise from the contractor during design development.

The Eco-marathon this year was the first time in its history where Shell built the race track within their own campus. This allowed them to use the occasion to showcase one of their research products 'Shell Bitumen Fresh Air' developed at the Shell Technology Centre, Bangalore.

For further information contact:

Alice Grocott
Head of Business Generation, Global Real Estate

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