Aerospace firm to build aircraft controls operation

UK construction at Wolverhampton business park will include cleanroom facilities

Moog, a worldwide designer and manufacturer of precision control components and systems for aircraft, satellites and medical equipment is to move its UK aircraft operation to a new purpose-built facility in Wolverhampton, West Midlands.

The project will involve building a 190,000ft2 facility – with an additional 50,000ft2 available for future expansion – at the new i54 business park off Wobaston Road. The move will safeguard approximately 400 jobs for the region. Moog will be the first tenant at the site.

The facility will house design, development and manufacturing activities for aircraft controls, as well as cleanroom facilities.

Birmingham developer Stoford has submitted planning permission to build the facility and Dan Gallagher, Stoford director, said plans for the cleanroom facility will go out to tender. The application is due to be considered by South Staffordshire District Council on 9 November.

Stoford said the firm hopes to start work on the facility in January 2011 and is aiming for completion in November 2011.

Joseph Bell, vice president of acquisition integration at Moog, added: ‘This is a key strategic move for Moog, providing the opportunity to build a first class facility, which will allow us to support and build on our market leading position.’