Assiniboine Credit Union Celebrates Grand Opening

Stronger, faster design process endures pandemic

CHESTERFIELD, Mo., October 8, 2020–NewGround Canada Corporation, an innovative architecture, design, and project management firm, recently celebrated the grand opening for Assiniboine Credit Union’s (ACU) newly renovated branch in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The new 5,100 square foot branch opened its doors with a new design as a tenant improvement. The branch is located in one of the most exciting urban development’s in Winnipeg, True North Square.  The True North mixed-use complex is designed to be a focal point for downtown Winnipeg, offering exciting commercial and residential spaces, wrapped around a public square where important events, especially Winnipeg Jets hockey, can be celebrated together. Assiniboine’s new branch has a front row seat to the square, occupying one entire side with an entire glass wall providing unlimited views. The long, curved space is subtly broken down into a series of experiences with a variety of seating arrangements, defined by the services ACU has to offer. The environment celebrates the ACU brand promise to its community through the entire design, including colour, space, digital displays, and a stunning green wall.

Successfully managing through the COVID-19 pandemic, NewGround provided design and construction management services for Assiniboine Credit Union. The stronger and faster adaptive design approach allowed both organizations to work in harmony to produce a space quickly and efficiently. Since initially signing the project development agreement in November 2019, NewGround successfully delivered this stunning branch in a matter of eight months, with its grand opening in June 2020.

“We are proud to be Assiniboine Credit Union’s partner to design their Winnipeg branch,” said Greg Ward, President at NewGround Canada. “This project stands as a true testament of how NewGround delivers our projects stronger and faster, no matter what circumstances are thrown our way.”

About NewGround
NewGround is the industry thought-leader in strategy, innovative design, and project management, and has been for over 100 years. We help financial institutions master the power of their space to create the next generation workplace and retail solutions. At NewGround, we are driven by our core values of: Service, Excellence, Innovation, Collaboration, and Communication. Based out of Waterloo, Ontario, NewGround Canada has serviced the Canadian market for over 30 years.  As part of NewGround International headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, NewGround also has a regional presence throughout the United States. For more information, visit NewGround at


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