Main Category: Modular Building Design
Company: Vesta Modular
Affiliate: Southeast Modular Mfg.
Location: Mayport, Florida
Building Use: Offices for NAVFAC officers
Gross Size of Project: 5760 Square Feet
Days to complete: 206
The SERMAC Naval Station Mayport called upon VESTA to design and build a custom office building that would not only blend with the existing facility but also provide a facility that they could utilize as command center for support of the Littoral Combat Ships. The design consideration behind the material choices of the exterior was to blend seamlessly with the existing buildings on the base as well being challenged to fit the building within a tight footprint. This led to the 2-story 48’ x 60’ layout that would be replicated throughout multiple phases to accommodate the space requirements.
Technical Innovation & Sustainability
Being a U.S Navy base, the first and most important consideration is the overall safety and security of the buildings. With more than 3,400 acres, NS Mayport is host to more than 80 tenant commands including 22 naval ships and six Light Airborne Multi-purpose System (LAMPS) Mark III helicopter squadrons. VESTA had to become innovative with how to keep the building secure, blend in with the existing buildings and fit within a small footprint. VESTA was able to fill all of the requirements needed from the NAVY, as well as go above and beyond to make sure the design of the project was flexible for future use. Each module was built so that it could function as a single-story structure if ever needed to relocate or repurpose this facility in the future.
The VESTA Modular lease solution allowed the Navy to meet their needs for a quick and cost-effective solution. VESTA was able to fill all of the requirements of the bid and provide the building as a lease. This saved the NAVY significant costs in comparison to an on-site permanent construction solution. The modules stand-alone design gives us many options to provide others with a modular office solution.