Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners

London, GB


McLaren Technology Centre

The McLaren Group is a collection of high-tech companies involved in the design and development of Formula One cars, high-performance road cars, electronic systems and composite materials. Since McLaren began competing in Formula One in 1966, it has established a global reputation as one of the most successful teams in the history of the sport.

The Technology Centre provides a headquarters for the group and is designed to reflect the company's design and engineering expertise. It includes design studios, laboratories and testing and production facilities for Formula One and high-performance sports cars. Viewed on plan, the building is roughly semi-circular the circle being completed by a lake, which forms an integral part of the building's cooling system.

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Status: Built
Location: Woking, GB
Firm Role: Architect
Additional Credits: Structural Engineer: Arup
Quantity Surveyor: Davis Langdon
M+E Engineer: Schmidt Reuter Partner
Landscape Architect: Terence O'Rourke
Lighting Engineer: Claude R Engle Lighting
Additional Consultants: Arlington Securities, WSP, Intec Management, Atelier Dreiseitl, AMEC