Office location of the month: WingNut Films, Wellington, New Zealand

With the battle for Middle Earth nearly upon us again (The Hobbit movie is in production for release next year), we thought it appropriate to check out Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson’s office locale.

Jackson’s production company, WingNut Films, is based in Wellington, New Zealand, on the doorstep of some of the most extraordinary scenery seen in the films about J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic trilogy.

New Zealand is a land of immense and diverse landscape. You’ll see things there that you will not see in the same country anywhere else in the world. Within a day or two’s drive you can see spectacular glaciers, picturesque fjords, rugged mountains, vast plains, rolling hillsides, subtropical forest, volcanic plateau and miles of coastline with gorgeous sandy beaches. We’d love to have all that on our doorstep!

WingNut Films, Wellington, New Zealand

Office Gadget of the month

At The Serviced Office Company we love gadgets and are always on the look-out for ones that will brighten up your day in the office. Here’s something for all you Dr Who fans out there!

Dr Who desktop Dalek

Fans of the Doctor Who series will definitely be pleased to have all things Doctor Who around them, even at work.  Now imagine having a Dalek patroller who faithfully reports for duty every day, whether you turn up at the office or not. It features ground sensors that help it avoid falling off the table and actually shouts out “exterminate!” whenever it makes a turn (however this function can optionally be turned off, if you prefer it to patrol in silence!)

It will patrol your desktop for hours, never falling off or bumping into anything.

Dr Who Desktop Dalek

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