St. John Properties, Inc. has initiated construction on 6170 and 6160 Guardian Gateway, two new single-story, Class A office buildings in the Government and Technology Enterprise (The GATE) project, a 416-acre business community inside Aberdeen Proving Ground, according to a company press release.
Upon these buildings' completion in the first quarter of 2013, St. John Properties will have constructed 12 office and research and development buildings in the past three years at APG, totaling more than 640,000 square feet of space.
The project at 6170 and 6160 Guardian Gateway totals approximately 47,000 square feet and both are designed to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, Silver Certification for environmental sustainability. The GATE's location inside the secure area of Aberdeen Proving Ground makes it the hub of the government contracting community that supports the installation's various commands. In addition to an ultra-secure campus and buildings that achieve federal anti-terrorism/force protection requirements, tenants of The GATE enjoy unparalleled access to their federal customers.
St. John Properties has the capacity to build up to 2 million square feet of Class A multi-story and single-story office space, as well as research and development flex/office and retail space at The GATE. The project includes numerous government contractors and agencies that support APG including The Boeing Company, CACI, General Dynamics, L-3 Communications, Raytheon, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Harris, CGI, Rockwell Collins and others.
Earlier this year, St. John Properties initiated construction at 6190 Guardian Gateway, a new three-story, 75,000-square-foot Class A office building that is on track to be completed in November 2012.