McLaren Production Centre

Foster + Partners
Woking, 2011

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  • Begun: Apr 2010
  • Completed: Nov 2011
  • Floor area: 34,500m2
  • Sector: Industrial
  • Procurement: Design and Build
  • Address: Chertsey Road, Woking, GU21 4YH, United Kingdom

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Production centre to house the assembly of all future McLaren road cars

The centre is located to the south-west of Mclaren's corporate headquarters, designed by the same architect, and connected to the existing building by a subterranean walkway.

The arrangement of the two-story structure reflects the linear assembly process of the supercars on the production line: components are delivered; the cars are assembled, painted and tested, and then pass through a rolling road and car wash, before leaving the building.

To create a flexible work space the centre is based on a 18 x 18 metre structural module and places service runs in trenches below the floor and in the risers, ceilings and perimeter wall cavities .

Beneath the production floor there is a full basement level for storage and plant, and above is a mezzanine floor with views over the production line.