NewGround Completes Renovation in Connecticut

Union Savings Bank’s state-of-the-art branch in Bethel


CHESTERFIELD, Mo., July 5, 2017–NewGround, a St. Louis-based design-build firm, celebrates the completed renovation of Union Savings Bank’s branch located in Bethel, Connecticut.

The recently renovated branch has a total of 4,678 square feet of space that features an open and engaging layout. The project involved coordinating a complex renovation while maintaining continuous operations for the bank’s customers. The project phasing included using the sizable lobby entrance and converting an existing conference room into temporary teller and customer service areas. This phasing also included never closing their very busy drive-up.

The newly renovated space offers a new experiential universal banker platform that features an open plan design with teller pods and cash automation technology, an updated commercial window, multiple private consultation offices, a modernized employee break room, a community room, digital signage and the bank’s first Navigation Office for wealth management services.

“Through this renovation, NewGround was privileged to help Union Savings Bank bring their vision for an open and engaging customer experience environment which aligned the bank’s brand and commitment to the community with the retail experience. Union Savings Bank is committed to serving their community by providing an exceptional customer experience” said Kevin Blair, CEO of NewGround.


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: Serving Others, Excellence, Innovation, Collaboration, and Communication. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, NewGround maintains corporate offices in Chicago, Illinois, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Waterloo, Ontario, with a regional presence throughout the U.S. For more information, visit NewGround at


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