Background

On Jan. 16, 2017, SVEC launched this webpage, which will keep member-owners informed of our new facility project.

The new building – a combined Headquarters and Rockingham District Office – is being constructed on the corner of Oakwood Drive and U.S. 11 near Mount Crawford. It is scheduled to be complete in the spring of 2018.

SVEC is partnering with Harman ConstructionMather Architects, and Valley Engineering on this project.

Here is a timeline of major milestones:

October 9, 2016: SVEC breaks ground on the new facility.

June 22, 2016: The Rockingham County Board of Supervisors approves a special-use permit and rezoning for the project.

April 27, 2016: SVEC announces plans for a new Headquarters and Rockingham District Office, contingent on consideration of all stakeholders.

Feb. 12, 2016: SVEC exercises option to purchase property for new building at 70 Oakwood Drive, north of Mount Crawford.

Latest Updates

We will regularly post photos and videos, so please visit this site again.

Pictures of the construction site (as of December 2017)

Construction video (8.3.17)

Construction video (5.16.17)

From our partner, Mather Architects, a 3D rendering of the building:

3D Rendering

FAQs

  • Why does SVEC need a new facility?
  • What is the impact on the consumer?
  • What is the impact on the community?
  • Will SVEC incorporate solar power?

Please click here for answers to these questions.

For more information, email us at svecpr@svec.coop.

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