In the vicinity of Detroit, Ford has its headquarters and development center and engineering more important. Located in Dearborn, these huge facilities have already 63 years of history and currently do not adapt to the needs of Ford. The mark of the blue oval wants to carry out a complete renovation of its headquarters in Dearborn, making it a complex, modern, ecological and high technology that will centralize more employees, fostering collaboration, and innovation.
Are 7.5 million square feet that they form part of the facilities of Ford in Dearborn, Michigan. Ford has not given an estimated of the cost of this complete conversion, but specialized sources are reported in billion dollars. One of the most significant changes of this conversion is that will bring together 30,000 employees, which are now scattered in 70 buildings. The conversion work will begin this month, but will not finish within 10 years.
Two campuses in the same venue
in Spite of being located in a same enclosure, in Dearborn you will find two campuses that are well differentiated. On the one hand is the campus of and the other the general headquarters of the brand. Parking for workers will be located in the peripheral areas of the complex, while now they are in the heart of the same.
On the campus of product will be the R & D center and design Ford, which will double their capacity of employees of the 12,000 current 24,000. Sustainability and efficiency will be one of the maximum in the new facility in Dearborn. Ford wants you to walk from one area to another easier, even though the employees will also be provided with other means of transport such as electric bicycles, autonomous vehicles or shuttles on demand, this being the zone at the same time part of a pilot project constantly for new forms of mobility.
The second campus will house the headquarters of Ford, re-inventing themselves. In 1956, the architecture of the building more iconic of Dearborn, the Glass House or Glass House they were the maximum exponent of the architecture. These works will commence in 2021 with the intention of improving the facilities that surround this building, which will seek to position itself as an icon of historic within the modern complex that Ford will have in Michigan. The total of the works should end in 2026.
In the central offices, the mark search work spaces, common to encourage collaboration, using also the latest technologies in connectivity. The green areas with native species and recreational areas, marked differences with respect to what is today Dearborn. Ford Credit will have its own new building in this precinct.
If we talk about energy efficiency, Ford expected that the whole of the facilities of Deadborn allow save up to 50% of the energy resources annually. Here are the smart buildings and self-sufficient will play a role of vital importance.
Source – Ford