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Gordon Murray design centre

British Architects Design Engine are the team tasked with designing Gordon Murray Design’s (GMD) new headquarters in, Surrey.

GMD was founded in 2007 by car designer Gordon Murray, who designed winning F1 cars for McLaren and Ayrton Senna. A highlight of his 50-year career was designing the McLaren F1. Able to accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 3.2 seconds and with a top speed of over 240 miles per hour, it’s widely regarded as the “world’s greatest car“.

Renders of the plans show glass-fronted buildings with modern and classic cars displayed in the windows looking out over water features and a courtyard with pathways between buildings.

“The cross-over between automotive design and buildings has fascinated architects ever since the first production car was completed,” said Design Engine founding director Richard Jobson.

“It is therefore incredibly exciting to develop a series of buildings which will enable GMD to continue to be at the forefront of global car design.”

Planning permission will be submitted in March 2018, with construction due to start in July this year. The complex is due to be completed in three phases, with the finished building covering 8,500-square-metres.