Commonwealth Architects

Chesapeake Bank – Henrico Branch

Henrico, VA
Size: 6,000 SF
Services: ArchitectureInterior Design

Chesapeake Bank, a Northern-Neck-based community bank, entered the Richmond market with this renovation of a 1960’s era office building into its first branch in the area, as well as offices for its operations in the Richmond area.

The 6,000 SF 2-story building, located in Henrico County, houses a 2,125 SF branch bank, a walk-up ATM lobby, and a canopy for two drive-through teller lanes. In addition, offices and meeting rooms for the bank’s Richmond executives and staff and a training room are located in the remainder of the building.

A major focus of this renovation was transforming the existing interiors into a space that could be utilized for quality customer service and efficient communication. The team selectively chose appropriate interior finishes, including custom cherry casework and functional furniture which was installed by a local dealer.

In order to accurately convey Chesapeake Bank’s branding, we visited a number of other branches for design inspiration. We incorporated the dark green metal paneled gable roofs and cream-colored exterior walls and trim to match other Virginia branches.

Chesapeake Bank’s primary goals for this renovation were to provide a warm and personal community banking experience while utilizing similar branding to other branches to provide consistent customer experiences regardless of location.

Overall services included in this renovation include architecture, structural engineering, MEP engineering, construction documents, and construction contract administration.

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