Moog Aircraft Group

Moog is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision motion control products and systems. Their high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, industrial machinery, wind energy, marine applications and medical equipment.

Over 60 years, Moog has developed a reputation throughout the world as a company whose people and products are at the forefront of the aerospace industry. They are known for their successful solutions to motion control challenges that are viewed by others as impossible. This directly reflects the creativity, work ethic and remarkable attention to purpose of their staff.

The Moog aerospace research and development facility represents a £20 million investment by Moog and houses the design, development and manufacturing operational facilities for multiple aircraft flight control programmes.  The relocation of the operation from nearby Wobaston Road, safeguarded 400 jobs.

The building consists of two storey office and a portal framed manufacturing facility with five bays within 206,400 sq ft. The office received a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating while the manufacturing facility received an EPC ‘B’ rating.

The brief:

Our brief was to create a work environment that stimulated productivity, encouraged clarity and improved communication.

As well as ensuring a client-centric experience, their brand new premises needed to improve employee morale and productivity levels as well as supporting continued business growth.

Moog wanted an environment that would inspire employees to embrace corporate aspirations, allowing them to flourish within the business, as well as strengthening the credentials of the Moog brand.

“Thuja Design professionally managed all aspects of the process from mood boards & concepts, through to the build and ultimately the physical relocation. The capabilities, experience and attention to detail which the team brought to our project has resulted in the delivery of an inspiring working environment.”

David Sharples, Finance Director
Moog Aircraft Group

The results:

The new workplace is a state-of-the-art site with almost one third less space than the factory that had been home to the business since it was called Boulton Paul and moved to Wolverhampton in 1936.

The site has been designed to make much better use of space, organised around the flow of work.

The reception space offers a new exciting look and feel to the business. The scheme is inspired by the brand and supplemented with bespoke artwork in the form of abstract images of past and present projects and a timeline dating back to 1913 and Grahame-White's biplane.

The two-floor office complex at the front includes flexible open plan spaces, meeting rooms, cellular offices and suite of training rooms that can be configured to hold up to 150 people at a time.

There is also a large refectory and staff cafeteria with breakout space for impromptu meeting and informal working; it also works as an events space for company wide presentations; in warmer months staff can access an outdoor patio area.

Every project presents its own challenges, but as a result of thorough research and knowledge of Moog and its operation, Thuja Design has been able to provide a smarter working environment that delivers both improved aesthetics and productivity.

Thuja Design created a dynamic environment that has enable Moog to collaborate with their clients, sharing innovation and inspiration to create a tangible solution that best meets their client’s needs.

The project has left Moog delighted with the finished scheme.