Supported by the Wallonia Region, the main owner of the sites, the project includes, among others, the construction of a theme park focusing on the automotive, transportation and technological innovation, just like the one that represents the Epcot Centre in the United States.
This new space, called “Energy Motion” will house the museum of Spa-Francorchamps, a Formula 1 driving simulator or an electric go-kart.
The forest will also be honoured with a “Forest experience” based on outdoor activities, a village in the trees, cycles or mountain bike routes and themed excursions. A visitor centre is also planned.
The circuit itself will be the heart of the new project, and the paddocks can be used for organizing fairs, second-hand markets and festivals, whenever they are not being used by Formula 1 teams.
The project – 61 million Euros, where 25 million Euros are sponsored by public authorities – aims to structure and organize a comprehensive tourist product built around many leisure activities and day trips but also on charming accommodations, eco-resorts or unusual habitats as a forest village.