Next NGA West (N2W)


Cost Management



The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) reveal concept renderings for the Next NGA West (N2W) campus from the design-build team McCarthy HITT winning proposal. The entirety of the campus is anticipated to be

About The Project

The Next NGA West Project (N2W) is a new state-of-the-art campus, encompassing over 1.8 Million SF that will replace the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s mission-critical facilities in St. Louis.  The 97-acre site will feature the main office building, parking garages, visitor center, inspection facility, and access control points.  The new facility will help the NGA carry out national security missions such as precision targeting and GPS support to the Department of Defense and the intelligence community.  Over 60% of the space will be classified and require a security clearance. The 700,000 SF Secure Analytics Facility will be divided into three zones with innovation and learning spaces:

  • A learning center (public zone): public spaces to provide educational forums; academic events with area students; and Partners in Education activities.
  • An innovation center (unclassified zone):  a collaboration lab; flexible environment for emerging tech; and app development with nontraditional partners.
  • A research lab (classified zone): facilities for classified research development; a Near Tech Center; and labs to support NGA’s research development goals.

Employee-focused amenities of the office building include a modern cafeteria, fitness center, meeting spaces, and quiet areas.

Other components of the N2W facilities include:

  • Parking garages (1 million SF) and Surface Parking for 500 vehicles (175,000 SF)
  • A 38,000 SF central utility plant with on-site above-ground fuel storage and emergency generator yard
  • A 6,500 SF remote vehicle/truck inspection facility
  • A 10,000 SF Police Command Center
  • A 7,300 SF Visitor/Entry Control Center

This project requires a specialized network and security engineering such as extensive, robust, internal communication networks (wired, wireless, unclassified, classified); Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs); electronic security; and anti-terrorism and force protection. The campus will include a minimum of two access control points and associated site improvements will include roads, utilities, and landscaping on sites ranging in size from 100 to 282 acres. CCS developed multiple cost estimates utilizing MII software during the development of the planning and RFP phases of this project.  The CCS team also participated in internal value engineering reviews, life-cycle assessments, and a Cost and Schedule Risk Assessment (CSRA) using the Monte Carlo statistical method.