Computer Sciences Corporation Signs 26,000 Square Foot Lease with St. John Properties at The GATE at APG
BALTIMORE (July 9, 2012) – Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) has signed a lease with St. John Properties, Inc. for 26,000 square feet of space at 6200 Guardian Gateway, a three-story, 75,000 square foot Class “A” office building located within The Government and Technology Enterprise (The GATE) project, a 416-acre business community located inside Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) in Harford County. The defense contractor plans to relocate from its existing space within Water’s Edge Corporate Campus in Aberdeen by third quarter 2012.
CSC, a Falls Church, Virginia-based defense contractor, will expand from the approximately 20,000 square feet of space the company currently occupies at Water’s Edge. The company, with more than 98,000 employees and revenue of nearly $16 billion, is a global leader in providing technology-enabled business solutions and services. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration presented CSC with the “Large Business Prime Contractor of the Year” award earlier this month.
With this lease 6200 Guardian Gateway, designed to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® (LEED) Silver Certification for environmental sustainability, is now 70% leased. The GATE’s unique location inside the secure cantonment area of Aberdeen Proving Ground makes it the hub of the government contracting community that supports the installation’s various commands. In addition to an ultra-secure campus and buildings that achieve federal anti-terrorism/force protection requirements, tenants of The GATE enjoy unparalleled access to their federal customers.
Last month, St. John Properties initiated construction on 6170 and 6160 Guardian Gateway, new single-story office buildings totaling approximately 47,000 square feet of space. The real estate development company has the capacity to build up to two million square feet of Class “A” multi-story and single-story office space, as well as research and development (R&D) flex/office and retail space at The GATE. The project has attracted numerous government contractors and agencies that support APG including The Boeing Company, CACI, General Dynamics, L-3 Communications, Raytheon, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Harris, CGI, Rockwell Collins and others.
“Computer Sciences Corporation’s decision to relocate from its existing location was predicated almost exclusively on the significant advantages the company was gaining with a presence inside the fence line of Aberdeen Proving Ground,” stated Matt Holbrook, Regional Partner for St. John Properties, Inc. “The move brings CSC immediate proximity to its federal customer, and positions it within the nerve center for the Army’s technological development and procurement activities. The GATE remains the sole business community location that provides this connection to APG.”
About The GATE
The Government and Technology Enterprise (The GATE) is a 416-acre, state-of-the-art office and technology business park located immediately inside the main entrance to Aberdeen Proving Ground. Over the anticipated 10-year build-out of The GATE project, St. John Properties is developing the park for lease to government sector and non-government users. The Baltimore-based commercial real estate company also has the option to situate future buildings outside or inside the secure perimeter of APG. For more information about The GATE, visit www.thegateapg.com
About St. John Properties
St. John Properties, Inc., founded in 1971, owns and has developed approximately 17 million square feet of office, R&D/flex, retail and warehouse space in Maryland, Colorado, Louisiana, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. For more information about the company, visit www.sjpi.com.
For more information, contact:
Al Cunniff, Director of Marketing, St. John Properties, Inc.