Year 2018Flagship Branch

Clients: Pen Financial
Location: St. Catharines, Ontario
Scope of Work: Architectural, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Interior Design
Area: 464 s.m (5,000 s.f)
Budget: $5 Million
Completion: 2018

Quartek was retained by Pen Financial to design and engineer a new flagship branch to stand alone from all other credit unions and financial institutions. Pen Financial is community-minded and pride themselves on their goal of providing ‘Truly Local Banking’ and ‘Banking made Lighter’ and the design of the new branch is to reflect this unique culture of Pen Financial. The process of developing the new branch at Fourth Ave. will set a new standard for future renovations and new builds creating a unified brand image that members can relate to.

Quartek drew upon past experiences with financial institution clientele such as Meridian, DUCA, PPCU and CIBC and worked alongside various appointed stakeholders to develop a building program suited for Pen Financials day to day operations. The process translated into optimal interior layouts, millwork details and exterior building envelope to help distinguish Pen Financial from the balance of the surrounding commercial units and other financial institutions.