• May 22, 2009
First came Paragon, the terrifically high-tech McLaren Technology Center that is the corporate and production HQ for Ron Dennis' various company interests. Now, Dennis is planning a McLaren Production Center (MPC) that will engineer and build "McLaren Automotive's range of innovative high-performance sports cars from 2011."

Speaking of the need for in-house production, Ron Dennis said "It would be easy enough to consider building McLaren sports cars in existing productive and experienced foreign factories.... However, McLaren is a great British company founded over 40 years ago that should, in my view, continue to design and build our own products."

A planning permission application was submitted this week. If approved, the MPC would sit next to Paragon and employ 800 people who could churn out 20 McLaren sports cars, like the P11, each day. As with Paragon, it would is expected to be designed by the firm of Fosters+Partners and employ some of the same environmental principles, with site landscaping and building placement aimed at minimizing visual impact.

[Source: F1SA]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      So..... ummm.... where do I apply ?
      • 5 Years Ago
      McLaren is definitely a great company, but it was founded by New Zealander :)
        • 5 Years Ago
        .....of british descent, who lived in britain and headquartered the company in britain and crammed it full of british people. :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not bad for a company that doesn't even have a current production car on sale.
        • 5 Years Ago
        ...but won 8 Formula 1 titles, and consistently competes at the sharp end of the sport.

        They already have what is probably the most advanced F1-base in the sport.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Years of work as a top F1 team, with large sponsorship backing? And a few Persian Gulf private backers?
      • 5 Years Ago
      from aerial shot, it looks like depiction of yin and yang...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not enough money to buy 20 cars/day.
      It dumbs down the brand, like maserati, when any soccer mom can buy, much less drive one, with a cell phone in their freakin' hand.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I have a feeling we going to hear later how they apply for subsidies from the British government... the words Ron Dennis uses implies that in my opinion.
        • 5 Years Ago
        i have been here (was not easy to get in) and i just dont see how they could build a better facility. i wish i was allowed to take a camera. If you have seen any of the men in black movies. its just like that inside. no dirt no dust. all white and aluminum.

        awww im dreaming of it right now