Company will remove and replace nearly 70 buildings over the course of the next ten years.
Ford is embarking on a ten year project to turn the company's various facilities in Dearborn, Michigan into high-tech and eco-friendly campuses.
The plan calls for the automaker to remove and replace nearly 70 buildings to create a new product campus and an upgraded world headquarters campus. As part of the massive undertaking, more than 7.5 million square feet of work space will be rebuilt and upgraded. The company will also build several new parking structures which will enable some of the current parking lots to be replaced with pathways and green space.
Construction will begin later this month on the all-new product campus beginning with the Ford Research and Engineering Center. When work is completed at the campus in 2023, the product campus will have a new design center, improved employee services, and advanced connectivity options.
The iconic Ford World Headquarters building, commonly known as the glass house, will also receive a makeover starting in 2021. Ford says the upgraded building will have more than 1.3 million square feet of work space and will be connected to a new credit facility. The automaker also notes "care will be taken to retain the iconic image of the building while providing both exterior and interior enhancements." The project is expected to be completed in 2026.