New building in Gilbert for aerospace giant Northrop Grumman completed
Jan 31, 2021, 4:00 PM | Updated: Feb 1, 2021, 9:58 am
(Courtesy photo/Graycor Construction Company)
PHOENIX — The new administrative and engineering building in Gilbert that will house global aerospace and defense giant Northrop Grumman has been completed, according to a press release on Thursday.
Near McQueen and Elliot roads, the more than 120,000-square-foot, two-story building expands Northrop Grumman’s multi-building satellite manufacturing campus, which was already one of the largest of its kind in the nation.
Northrop Grumman, which has had a presence in Gilbert since the early 1990’s, produces satellites for NASA, the U.S. Department of Defense and commercial customers at the facility.
The building features 15-foot floor-to-floor elevations with state-of-the-art workspaces and common areas, according to the release.
Groundbreaking for the new building took place in January of 2020.
The expansion, which also includes a 100,000-square-foot addition to its existing satellite manufacturing facility, allows the company to double the current production capacity, according to a press release announcing the groundbreaking.
The company in November 2019 opened a neighboring 633,000-square-foot campus in Chandler on Price Road south of the Loop 202 Santan Freeway which is home to Northrop Grumman’s launch vehicles business.