Colliers International advises McLaren Group on planned sale and leaseback of iconic Woking HQ

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McLaren Group, a global leader in luxury automotive, motorsport and technology, is proposing the sale and leaseback of its global UK headquarters in Woking, Surrey. 


The McLaren Campus is the global headquarters of the McLaren Group which is the home to the luxury British supercar maker McLaren Automotive, Formula 1 and IndyCar team McLaren Racing and technology business McLaren Applied. 

The McLaren Campus comprises the McLaren Technology Centre, McLaren Production Centre – where the brand’s supercars are hand-built - and the McLaren Thought Leadership Centres. All are Foster & Partners designed, Grade A buildings and set sensitively in 84 acres of landscaped grounds on the fringes of Horsell Common.

Colliers International is advising McLaren on the sale and leaseback of this high-profile asset. 

Robert Campkin, Head of Corporate Capital Solutions for Colliers International said: “The proposed sale and leaseback of the McLaren Campus offers a unique opportunity to acquire an award-winning, state-of-the-art, globally renowned and iconic headquarters site, which is let to the McLaren Group.

“This is a rare opportunity to acquire a high-profile asset in a core M25 location with long-term occupancy of 20 years. Such an iconic campus will undoubtedly be an attractive opportunity for global investors right now.”


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As Acting Head of PR & Communications for UK and EMEA, I am currently covering maternity leave for Director of PR & Communications,  Charlotte Williams. 

In this role I am responsible for:

• Developing and executing internal, external & digital communications strategy for the UK and EMEA business.
• Developing and implementing tactical communications plans to build the brand and promote key messages across all aspects of the mdeia - print, broadcast and social
• Advising senior management on communications and developing a media engagement programme that supports key business lines.
• Media evaluation and reporting objectives, targets and successes across the business.
• Reputation management and crisis management
• Media training

Managment:

  • Manage the UK in-house PR team and oversee the work of our external PR agencies and consultants
  • Provide strategic direction to the PR & Digtal Marketing teams across EMEA
  • I am a member of the EMEA Marekting Leadership and Global PR & Social teams
  • I lead the EMEA PR Leadership team

Prior to taking on this role, I was an Associate Director with my main responsibilities being to oversee PR strategy for the UK regions, my key resiponsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing PR campaigns for service lines across the UK/EMEA regions as well as on ongoing profile raising of our UK regional offices.

  • Delivering creative PR campaigns and distributing news from across the business, including new instructions, transactions, research reports, new starters and new business initiatives.

  • Developing relationships between key individuals and relevant journalists through our strategic media engagement programme. 

  • Drafting and managing industry award entries.

  • Supporting PR Director Charlotte Freeman on EMEA M&As and major corporate annaouncements  to ensure that the brand is properly represented externally.

  • Media Training for key spokespeople

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