The City of Newport News partnered with the design-build team of W.M. Jordan and Clark Nexsen to replace their outdated Service Center for Operations and Transportation (SCOT Center). The new SCOT Center provides Newport News Public Schools with improved storage space, full-service vehicle maintenance, new administrative office spaces, as well as parking for buses and school fleet vehicles.
The new building program consists of three main facilities: a plant services building, a transportation building, and a child nutrition/warehouse building. The new design also includes a print shop, mail room, and a covered storage area for maintenance and landscaping equipment. For efficiency and cost effectiveness, each building was designed using pre-engineered metal panels and structural systems and is equipped with a high bay for vehicle clearance.
Fully outfitted with a range of modern amenities, the new SCOT Center provides a one-stop shop for Newport News Public School employees. The new space improves process flow, reduces the number of employees needed on site, and promotes retention within the school district.