YORK COUNTY, S.C. – Feb. 21, 2020 –The second phase of the $38.5 million Moss Justice Center addition and renovation project has recently wrapped up in York County.  Cumming, York County’s construction management firm, was contracted to manage all aspects of the project, from initial design development to the completion of this final phase of construction.

Responsible for ensuring schedules, budgets, and overall transparency were maintained throughout the project, Cumming oversaw the much-needed improvements to campus security, while also increasing the footprint to support the County’s significant growth.

Built in 1993, the courthouse complex did not meet current standards for security and access control due to the Moss Justice Center’s multiple access points under the original design. The original facility included multiple departments and courtrooms all connected by a single public hallway running the entire length of the building. Public and courthouse employees, including judges, administration, jurors, lawyers, and defendants were all required to utilize this corridor to access other areas of the building. Paying special attention to these safety concerns, Moseley Architects created a more modern and safe design to limit the unnecessary interaction. The design also included a single public point of entry that now incorporates a state-of-the-art security screening system to ensure all occupants are properly vetted prior to entering the facility.

The first phase of construction was completed during the winter of 2017 and included a new two-story, 322-car parking deck and a 2,700-square-foot underground tunnel. Phase two of the project was completed and opened to the public back in March 2019. The final renovation phase of the existing building is now complete and is currently scheduled to open to the general public in the coming weeks.

Phases two and three of the Moss Justice renovation included:

  • A new three-story, 61,000-square-foot addition to the main courthouse building and the renovation of 50,000 square feet to address safety and modernization concerns
  • A two-story, 21,000-square-foot addition to the sheriff’s headquarters to accommodate the growing department, as well as renovations to the existing 27,000-square-foot sheriff building
  • A new 5,700-square-foot secure courthouse entrance

Also, nearing completion is the York County Family Court in Rock Hill, SC, which is scheduled to open this March and is being managed by Cumming’s local team.

“Successfully navigating extremely complex, multi-phased projects for York County has been our number one goal since we started working on their behalf,” said Jay Gaither, Project Manager with Cumming.  “The Moss Justice Center’s challenging schedule has required intricate coordination with all associated parties.  By providing the owner transparency with all construction aspects, the project has progressed successfully. This allows the County to fully concentrate on the day-to-day needs of its citizens.”

Experts in project and cost management, Cumming’s South Carolina team has provided construction management services and successful oversight on behalf of several clients in York County for multiple building programs over the years ensuring the projects stay within budget while providing transparency for the community.

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