The Austin Company provided planning, project management and construction management/ general contractor services for a new Program and Engineering Office building in support of Northrop Grumman’s Aerospace Systems sector.
The Austin Company provided planning, project management and construction management/general contractor services for a new 219,000 SF Program Administration and Engineering Office building in support of Northrop Grumman’s Aerospace Systems sector.
The new facility is located within Northrop Grumman’s campus in Melbourne, Florida, which was designated as one of their five Centers of Excellence – a Manned Aircraft Design Center of Excellence.
Building 229 is a three-story structural steel building, clad with architectural precast concrete panels. The first floor provides executive spaces and a data center. The second and third floors contain large, open-office work areas, with conference and teaming workrooms, and support functions located in a central core area. There is a separate central plant that is sized to handle additional future facilities on the campus. The building was designed and built to LEED® Silver Certification guidelines.
Construction of Building 229 began in July 2014. The Certificate of Occupancy was received mid-April 2015 – just 40 weeks from groundbreaking. This was a fast-track, accelerated schedule to meet Northrop Grumman program requirements.
Building 229 is a sister facility to Building 228, another Austin project, which houses program management, engineering and integration laboratories for Northrop Grumman’s Manned Aircraft Program. Building 228 was also delivered in record time – 42 weeks from groundbreaking to occupancy.