McLaren takes off with £14m aerospace win

Grant Prior 12 years ago
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McLaren Construction has been appointed by Birmingham-based developer Stoford to build the first phase of a new 250,000 sq ft research and development facility for aerospace group Moog on Wolverhampton’s i54 Business Park.

Construction on the £14m contract will start this month on the 190,000 sq ft first phase of the two-phase construction programme, with completion expected by November 2011.

McLaren director David Wheeler said: “We are delighted to be working again with Stoford.

“This is a great award for the McLaren Group, as it complements the continued growth of the McLaren Group in the West Midlands”.

Dan Gallagher, Stoford Director, added: “This is a significant milestone in a project that will give a great boost to the regeneration of the Black Country.”

Moog is relocating its flight controls operation from its existing base in nearby Wobaston Road by September 2012 in a move that will safeguard around 400 jobs.

The project has been supported by Wolverhampton City Council, Advantage West Midlands and Fusion Building Consultancy.

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