How much spent on UPF office space?

A nondescript office building being used by staff working on the Uranium Processing Facility near the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. The UPF is a multibillion dollar project under development at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)The office facility at 1060 Commerce Park houses part of the project team for the Uranium Processing Facility. (KNS photo/Michael Patrick)

The project team for the Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) is consolidating its design and engineering operations at two office facilities in Commerce Park in Oak Ridge, but government contractor Consolidated Nuclear Security — which oversees the work — has refused to provide information on how much it’s paying to rent the space (at 1099 and 1060 Commerce Park) from Cowperwood.

A spokeswoman for CNS, which manages the Y-12 National Security Complex (as well as the Pantex nuclear weapons plant under a contract with the National Nuclear Security Administration), did not provide any explanation on why it wasn’t releasing the information.

The Y-12 contractor has leased the facility at 1099 Commerce Park for a few years and, in 2013, Y-12 (then managed by B&W Y-12) said the annual cost of that leased facility was about $1.02 million. The facility at 1060 is larger than the 65,000-square-foot facility at 1099 Commerce Park office center.

Together, the two facilities reportedly have enough space for about 900 employees.

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