Wakefield, RI DiPrete Engineering has teamed up with NES Group, DRL Architects, Kenyon Law Associates, John C. Carter and Company, TRAC Builders, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., and BETA Group, Inc. on the construction of a new Westerly Community Credit Union (WCCU) branch and operations center located at 4979 Tower Hill Rd.
Expected to be open June of 2018, the new operations center will be a two-floor, 27,000 s/f facility housing a number of employee departments including a call center, accounting, human resources, lending services, marketing, and financial services.
DiPrete is providing the site due diligence, surveying, engineering, state/local permitting and construction assistance. The team has also acquired necessary permit approvals from the Town of South Kingstown, RIDEM and RIDOT.
“Because the new branch is located within the town’s Rte. 1 Special Management District, the design and performance standards are higher than usual,” said Eric Prive, PE, senior project manager at DiPrete. “The landscape architecture and building aesthetics require more detail.”
DiPrete worked with the South Kingstown’s planning staff and planning board, as well as Wakefield Meadows (the site’s neighbors) to create a design that balances all interests while adhering to the construction timeline.
“Everyone is working hard to keep this project on schedule,” said Prive. “We’re all looking forward to seeing the final product.”
The new facility will include a 2,400 s/f branch featuring a technology center, concierge-style stations, privacy offices, coffee area, and a children’s corner.