The Virginia National Guard held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday on the military organization’s new state headquarters at the north section of the Defense Supply Center Richmond in Chesterfield County, Virginia.
The 102,000-square-foot facility, which is scheduled to be completed in February 2018, will accommodate the Adjutant General of Virginia, the Virginia National Guard Joint Staff and Air National Guard Staff, the Virginia National Guard said Tuesday.
The $30 million project will be funded by the Department of Military Affairs and the state’s Air National Guard and Army National Guard.
Air Force Brig. Gen. Allan Day, Defense Logistics Agency aviation commander, said the facility will expand the Guard’s presence at the site as well as bring new military partnership opportunities.
Lt. Col. Charlton Dunn, construction and facilities management officer at the Virginia National Guard, said the project will increase authorized space to 98 percent from the 58 percent capacity of the organization’s current state headquarters in Sandston.
Dunn added the facility will be designed to comply with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver requirements and feature ground-source heat pumps, photovoltaic solar panels and natural gas to support energy efficiency goals.
The construction project employs a construction manager at risk, building information modeling as well as a commissioning agent to address initial and lifecycle costs within existing time constraints, the Virginia National Guard added.