HUNTSVILLE, Ala--The majority of the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville’s employees are now working from the Center’s new location at 475 Quality Circle, in the Thornton Research Park.
However, one of the Center’s directorates and several other Center divisions and program offices are remaining geographically detached from the Center.
The Center’s Ordnance and Explosives Directorate, its Installation Support and Programs Management Directorate’s Military Support, Facilities and Electronic Technology divisions and its Engineering Directorate’s Environmental Protection, Utilities and Geosciences offices are remaining behind in leased office suites near the Center’s old main facility at 4820 University Square.
“Although many employees will remain in the suites for the time being, our ultimate goal is having all our employees under one roof,” said Col. John Hurley, Huntsville Center commander.
The Center’s 123,000 square foot, three-story office initially accommodate a 600 person workforce. Over the last decade the Center mission expanded resulting in the leasing of several surrounding University Square office suites to accommodate the growth.
After more than 23 years at its University Square location, Huntsville Center began relocating the majority of its workforce to the 150,000 square foot office facility at Quality Circle at Thornton Research Park in February.
Gina Elliott, program manager for the relocation, said the initial move is scheduled to be complete by Feb. 22. She said the next phase of moves scheduled for fall will likely bring an additional 100 employees from the Suites to Quality Circle.
“After that, we will most likely be stable and remain in multiple locations for a few years,” Elliott said.