Friday 4 May 2012
MCLAREN GETS GREEN LIGHT FOR HUGE APPLIED TECHNOLOGY CENTRE
DB Real Estate can confirm that McLaren has been granted planning consent to develop a huge Applied Technology Centre at its Woking headquarters.
The new facility will be in addition to the existing Production Centre and Technology Centre, which already make McLaren Woking’s single largest and most high profile employer.
The new Applied Technology Centre will extend to 60,000 sq m or 650,000 sq ft!! and will provide, workshops, prototype manufacturing and testing space, research and development equipment, offices, meeting spaces and innovation hubs. It will also accommodate spaces for teaching and training, which will enable McLaren to play a significant role in developing new and advanced technical engineering skills in partnership with local schools and colleges.
Up to 300 construction workers will be employed at the site at any one time over the phased development, and 400 direct jobs will be created and retained at the site. An additional 200 jobs will be created indirectly through manufacturing, suppliers and clients, and increased retail spend in the area.
For more information about commercial property in the Surrey area please contact the Woking office of DB Real Estate on 01483 340000 or visit our web site at http://www.dbre.co.uk/