The Old Hay Barn in its original state below circa 1967 in Preston Deanery is now home to Silverstone Fleet Management.
Preston Deanery is a hamlet in the civil parish of Hackleton in South Northamptonshire, England. It is 4 miles (6 km) south of Northampton town centre and 1.5 miles (2 km) by road to the M1 London to Yorkshire motorway junction 15. It lies just off the B526 road (former A50) from Northampton to Newport Pagnell, between Hackleton and Wootton, now a former village which has become a suburb of Northampton.
Silverstone moved in 2017 to their new purpose-built barn conversion, overlooking some of Northamptonshire’s idyllic countryside’s. The transformation has been outstanding. Silverstone have kept the Old Hay Barn name in memory to its former self.
The restoration was a mammoth task and took 12 months build with two years planning in the making. Every stage was documented by one of the best builders on Northampton.
A lot of blood sweat and tears went into the build to be what it is today. From humble beginnings originally based at Brackmills Industrial Estate, Scott Norville, Managing Director of Silverstone Fleet Management started Silverstone back in 2012 working out of a small office, rented from his sister, Stacy's company on the arrangement of looking after their fleet of cars and vans, which they did for years to come.
As the years progressed, Silverstone’s team naturally grew and needed a firm base with room for growth, not only for the team but also for the business. The Old Hay Barn was now there home.
This is the beautiful view from our office reception we enjoy every day.
The perfect setting for customer collections, which customers can enjoy a peaceful and relaxing view, while having a professional handover of their new vehicle. Silverstone are the first finance provider to provide a VIP service which they call 'SFM VIP' where each customer is collected from either the train or bus station, and in some cases from the airport and taken to the Old Hay Barn to collect their new car. This service is unique to Silverstone
4th October 2017 was a very special day. The Old Hay Barn was officially opened by H.M Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, Mr David Laing, accompanied by the Leader of Northamptonshire’s County Council, Councillor Mr Matthew Golby.
'Silverstone Fleet Management have gone above and beyond to not only create a beautiful working environment for their team, but to increase employment locally which we are proud to see. The Silverstone team are always continuing to push the boundaries, and I feel this is the start of something very special indeed'. - H.M Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, Mr David Laing
Many local businesses and customers were in attendance to celebrate the official opening.
'Welcome to Silverstone, we are proud of what we do, we are proud on where we are, and most of all we care for what we do, and we always go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure all our customers get the best deal and service experience. Our vision - We strive on getting customers into the right vehicles, by professionally assisting with a competitive price with fast remarkable delivery' - Scott Norville, Managing Director of Silverstone Fleet Management.