Secure Compartmented Information Facility

Westway Services Group, LLC to Build Largest SCIF Outside the National Capitol Region at The Globe Building

In response to the current and future demand in St. Louis for secure workspace to support the national security mission, Westway Services Group, LLC has leased 75,000 square feet in The Globe Building to construct a multi-tenant Secure Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) and Secret Collateral office space. Westway’s facility will occupy an entire floor in the recently renovated 750,000 square foot Globe Building in downtown St. Louis. The 75,000 square foot SCIF will be complemented by the existing 75,000 square feet of multi-tenant space for non-classified work by Geospatial-Intelligence firms.

The Globe Building already has become the location of choice to several major geospatial intelligence firms including MAXAR, Ball Aerospace, and T-Kartor USA.

A SCIF is a specially designed, high security, enclosed area that is federally accredited to facilitate the processing of sensitive information at the highest levels of security classification.

Westway Services Group, LLC is the preeminent developer and manager of private SCIF facilities in the nation, uniquely leveraging the needs of classified shared space users in a vendor-neutral environment within their facilities.

In announcing Westway at The Globe Building, Westway CEO and Founder Mark Webber observed, “Westway presents its unique solutions to meet companies’ classified, secure space needs via a full suite of facilities, which include information technology, and support services to empower both small business entrepreneurs and well-established large firms --- both of which will need SCIF space to meet their contractual obligations in support of national security.

“The size, structure, location, and technology of The Globe Building make it ideal for the development of this SCIF,” Webber further commented.

Westway Services Group President Jack Pryor underscored the significance of the SCIF underway at The Globe Building in St Louis, “This unique facility will be the first of its type outside the national capital region offering multiple companies small and large alike the platform to support the nation’s defense and intelligence missions. This highlights St. Louis’ emerging role as a National Geospatial-Intelligence Hub.”

Managing Partner of The Globe Building, Steven Stone noted, “This is terrific news for a region that has been actively recruiting private-sector defense and intelligence companies from other parts of the country and seeking top-tier geospatial intelligence status since the summer of 2016 when then NGA Director Robert Cardillo led the effort to select the 100-acre site in north St. Louis as the 2nd and newest NGA campus.”

“Attracting these companies or adding to the workforce of those government contractors that are already here performing unclassified work, is quite difficult without the availability of the turn-key, multi-tenant type of classified space that Westway offers. SCIFs are very expensive to build, and the required government accreditation process is daunting even for industry giants. Predictably, because of the lack of SCIF space, most of the classified work being done for the NGA is not yet being done in St. Louis.”

“We are thankful that Westway chose the Globe and Downtown North District. The comprehensive and collaborative efforts of neighborhood developers Jim McKelvey, John Berglund, and Patti Hagen made Westway’s location decision an easier one, but it is easy to forget--and many conveniently have--that none of this good fortune would be washing over the region without the game-changing vision and investment of Paul McKee and his funding partners. The new NGA campus would be in Illinois without Paul McKee. The Globe Building is one of the anchors in the emerging Downtown North district, which also includes the newly renovated home of Square, which property is owned by Jim McKelvey and John Berglund. Downtown North is rounded out by the T-Rex innovation and entrepreneur development center.”

The district is located a few blocks south of the new $1.75-billion, 97-acre National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s “Next NGA West” campus in the heart of the 1,500-acre NorthSide Regeneration Mixed-Use Development.

Geospatial Intelligence

All The Bandwidth You Need.

And Then Some.

The 550,000 square foot Globe Building is also home to 135,000 square feet of data centers and 12 different fiber providers. That translates to fast, easy and low-cost access to gigabit Internet speeds. Not only first-in-class, but we are also first among all other available office and innovation spaces in the region.

All The Bandwidth You Need.

And Then Some.

The 550,000 square foot Globe Building is also home to 135,000 square feet of data centers and 12 different fiber providers. That translates to fast, easy and low-cost access to gigabit Internet speeds. Not only first-in-class, but we are also first among all other available office and innovation spaces in the region.

Geospatial Intelligence

Always on the Grid

Always straight from the source.

A dedicated Ameren Union Electric basement substation and the three (3) diverse, 13.8 kV utility feeds support the "high availability" needs of the building’s 5 data centers and resident businesses. This "always on the grid" capability makes the Globe Building and its spaces unique among any other office or innovation space in the region.

Scalable Spaces

That scale at the speed of business.

Each of the seven (7) floors have 75,000 square foot floor plates that provide tenants the opportunity to readily and reliably scale-up their occupancies as NGA contracts are awarded and your enterprise grows.

Geospatial Intelligence

A Contemporary Landmark

Yesterday’s icon turned tomorrow’s workspace, today.

Recently refurbished, the vintage industrial space now offers a new futuristic aesthetic and electric atmosphere to help attract, retain and inspire a highly skilled geospatial workforce.