South Central Power Company Headquarters
The project delivery system was Construction Manager-At-Risk, with CT coordinating with the owner and construction team through all phases of the project to meet project scope, budget, and schedule goals.
South Central Power Company is Ohio’s largest electric cooperative and services more than 120,000 members in 24 counties.
A partnership with the City of Lancaster helped secure the new location for the project on a 42-acre parcel. The new headquarters building allowed SCPC to provide better and more convenient service to its customer base and local community, as well as improve response time during natural or other disaster situations. The headquarters facility is 160,000 sq ft and includes office, control center, warehouse, large and small vehicle storage, vehicle maintenance facility, wash bay, transformer storage area, and laydown yard. CT worked with SCPC to address several challenges with the site. It is located along a FEMA-regulated floodplain, so CT designed the site to be elevated above the 100-year flood event plus 2 ft. for additional protection. Two large retention ponds were constructed to meet the local and state stormwater management requirements. A benefit to building the ponds was that the excavated material from the ponds was used as the fill for the site to raise its elevation.