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DWW South Operations Center Value Management

Seattle Public Utilities

Seattle, Washington
106,000 SF
Estimated Cost:
$21.2 million
Value Analysis
Market Sector:
Facility Specialty:
Utilities, Administration, and Maintenance
SHKS Architects


This adaptive re-use facility converts an existing bus maintenance facility into a new central operations center co-locating a number of Seattle Public Utilities elements: Seattle Public Utilities Drainage Waste Water Division, Source Control and FOG, City of Seattle Finance and Administrative Services, Fleets and Warehouse Groups, and Vehicle Maintenance, all in a single site. By combining all groups SPU now has improved efficiencies and reduced operations and maintenance redundancies.


In total, the interior program requires roughly 35,000 sf and work space for a total of 131 full time employees. The site program - vehicular access, parking and site storage requires roughly 71,000 sf. 


The site consists of nearly six acres of paved parking and two existing structures. The main building is a 2 story pre-manufactured metal building. The City is extending the building life to 25 years, which includes system upgrades and improvements. Upgrades include building envelope (roof and siding). The upcoming project is planned for LEED Gold.

Key Proposals:

  • Consolidation of site development

  • Improved envelope systems

  • Space utilization recommendations

  • Other building efficiency performance opportunities

MENG Analysis developed $6,879,000 worth of cost saving proposals.

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