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JANUARY 21, 2001

Dennis speaks of revolutionary new McLaren factory

MCLAREN team-boss Ron Dennis has spoken for the first time of his plans for a new £400 million factory, which he confidently predicts "will be an industrial utopia for my workers".

The revolutionary 138-acre site named Paragon will be built on Surrey farmland near the team's current Woking base, and Dennis has no doubts that the new environment will be beneficial for McLaren.

"Paragon is something I have dreamed of for so long and now it's starting to take shape," said Dennis. "I am doing it to be better as a company, better as a Formula One team and better as an employer.

"The environment will be so good here that my staff will be itching to get to work. The entire factory will overlook a huge lake so everyone will have a pleasant view - not just the bosses."

Dennis is keen for that Paragon to be fully up and running by August 2002.