McLaren Technology Centre is located on a 50 hectare site located approximately three kilometres north of Woking town centre, Surrey, UK.

The building's 57,000 square metres of office space is home to the majority of the McLaren group's 900 employees, in an area large enough to hold nine Boeing 747 jumbo jets.

The building is environmentally friendly, with natural light used wherever possible and energy recycled throughout the site.

The lake, one of the signature features of the building is not simply there for the sake of appearances.

Functional as well as aesthetically attractive, its 50,000 cubic metres of water form a vital part of the cooling infrastructure for the building.

Water is pumped, one third directly and two thirds via a natural filtration system of reed beds and a cleansing biotope, through a series of heat exchangers which extract heat from the chiller plant.

The water is recirculated via a 160m long cascade that extends around the far edge of the lake and its temperature reduces as it cascades down a series of shallow steps.

Plus the fast flowing movement of the water causes it to aerate thereby helping to oxygenate the system.

















McLaren Automotive was created in 1989 to produce leading edge cars leveraging all of the experience and technology available to the McLaren Group.

The company’s debut vehicle, the McLaren F1 road car, was produced in 1994 and was until recently the fastest-ever production road car, having achieved a world-record speed of 240mph / 386kph, a record held for seven years.

McLaren Automotive produced a number of variants of the F1 and achieved some impressive racing results including the Le Mans 24 Hours win in 1995 and victory in the GT Championship in both 1995 and 1996. In 1999 McLaren Automotive entered into an agreement with Daimler to design, develop and manufacture the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren sports car which was launched in 2003.

The SLR, which is manufactured at the McLaren Technology Centre, breaks new ground in super sports car design by combining the usability and comfort of a luxury GT with the extreme performance of the fastest supercars.

McLaren Automotive continues to design and build new products such as the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition (2006) and the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster unveiled in 2007.

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Date: 6 Nov 2008 | Author: mesmerX | Category: News, Pictures | Views: 4037

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