Project Description

Owner: SaviBank
Location: Bellingham, Washington
Project Size: 3,070 sf
Architect: Fisher Construction Group
Facility Type: Financial

A Valuable Pre-Construction Partner

Fisher Helps SaviBank Explore Options

Location, location, location. SaviBank knew the value of prime real estate when they sought to locate their second branch office in Bellingham. Working with the design | build team of Fisher Construction Group, they explored the options available for the busy intersection in the city’s Fountain District. They found a building with little potential, but the location had an enormous upside.

Savibank thoroughly explored the options and cost implications of removing the building vs. renovating. Finally, Savibank decided to demo the existing building as well as as old KFC, and start fresh. Four months later they opened the bank office and were very glad they chose to build new rather than renovate.

Working through the variety of options available to owners is a valuable service the design| build team at Fisher provides. The team of architects, structural engineers and construction professionals have seen it all like on this project with SaviBank, they are a valuable partner in the due diligence needed to make informed business decisions.

Once the decision was made, the demo began with the construction following on its heels. The wood-frame building designed to fit on a tight lot footprint on the corner of a busy intersection. The team sequenced material deliveries and construction work carefully. To be sure that the accomplished end goal was met without disrupting the nearby businesses and homes.