McLaren is to occupy a 65,000 sq ft office block at Victoria Gate, Woking, according to sources. The five-storey building, which includes a roof terrace and a double-height reception, fronts Victoria Way, and is four minutes walk from the station.
McLaren already occupies the huge McLaren Technology Centre in Chertsey Road, Woking – where the Formula 1 team, and road car operations exist alongside McLaren Applied Technologies.
Victoria Gate is a speculative office building which was originally designed by Scott Brownrigg in 1985. It has been stripped back to its frame, extensively modernised and extended to increase appeal to today’s commercial market.
A former central courtyard has been infilled at ground-floor level to create a stunning full-height, glazed atrium, with a back-lit stretched fabric feature wall, which floods the original lower floors with light.
The additional fifth floor of accommodation has replaced the original pitched roof and is set back from the façade. This has enabled the creation of a new roof terrace at the front of the building, on the west, allowing for views over Horsell Common. It also provides new areas for top-floor plant equipment. The over sail ‘floating’ roof feature is indirectly illuminated from the fifth floor balcony area using further LED lighting.
The reworking of Victoria Gate for Aviva Investors, has seen the addition of 25% lettable floor space.
Agents for the property are BNP Paribas Real Estate and Lambert Smith Hampton.