Office of the month: The McLaren Technology Centre, Surrey

The McLaren Technology Centre is the headquarters of the McLaren Group, located on a 500,000 m² site in Woking.

The large, roughly semi-circular, glass-walled building was short-listed for the 2005 Stirling Prize. About 1,000 people work at the sleek McLaren Technology Centre; it functions as an office and factory for the Formula One racing-car company. It is home to the McLaren Racing Formula One constructor and McLaren Automotive, the makers of the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, as well as other companies of the McLaren Group.

An artificial lake helps to cool the building and its beating heart- a 475ft wind tunnel used to test Formula One cars!

McLaren technology centre Surrey

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