The Ford Product Development Center Is Being Demolished to Make Way for a Larger Research & Engineering Campus
The Ford Product Development Center has been the launching point for every U.S. Ford model since 1955, but now it's time for an overhaul to bring Ford into the future. The Ford Product Development Center is certainly an important focal point in Ford's history, being that the entire design and assembly process took place under this roof, but the demands of modern vehicles require more updated technology and ample space.
Ford has partnered with Norwegian architectural firm Snøhetta to design its new campus, which will consist of a walkable area of interconnected buildings that could one day house more than 20,000 employees in a flexible, high-tech environment showcasing new mobility solutions such as electrified bikes, scooters, and shuttles. Ford recognizes this new era of automobiles requires more of everything - for everyone.
Construction of the first new building on this campus is currently scheduled to be completed by the end of 2022, while the Central Campus and Hub Neighborhood that will take the physical space of the Product Development Center will follow in 2025. The entire project is expected to be completed by 2030.