McLaren Automotive have begun construction work on their road car production facility in Woking.
The project is being overseen by ex-F1 team principal Ron Dennis, and the building will be located next to the McLaren Technology Centre, the group’s F1 headquarters.
Operations Director Alan Foster told the Woking News and Mail that Dennis had been a hands-on boss.
“Ron has been a visionary with this project, a real moving force,” he said. “The story I always tell is that I designed the building to be 200m x 100m. He called me into his office and asked me to make it smaller,” he joked.
It appears that Dennis has not lost the perfectionism for which he is famous.