This stunning 72,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters in Hartford center was designed to project a sophisticated brand image via color palette, glass walls, and signature branding features throughout the space. The carpet was fitted and cut in place, and features the bank’s color palette and sweeping branding features. The various floors are sleek and formal in all areas, but employees can relax and charge electrical devices in the casual conferencing and touchdown stations.
There are plush concierge stations adjacent to the main lobby containing both formal and informal furniture and flat screen displays. Conference rooms are distinctive and stylish with an aesthetic that is unique yet consistent across the various conference spaces. Everything is highly integrated. Small monitors (connected to the computers at Reception) outside each conference room display scheduled meetings. People can use the monitors to reserve conference rooms and determine which available times for each room. A huge amount of information technology and audio-visual infrastructure was built into the different floors.
The main lobby is now also used to stage community events, and visitors have been impressed by its cosmopolitan design and chic energy.
There are two balconies on the 22nd floor, which Solidus worked to transform into sleek welcome/hangout areas for the bank’s clients and its employees. The level of aesthetics on both the 22nd and 26th floors is designed to impress. The client and employee balconies were fitted with new concrete and glass railings, new pavers, outdoor furniture and a bar.
This is truly a corporate haven where employees can enjoy their workday.
“We cannot specifically comment on the financial aspects of the project. However, from a business development, brand exposure and employee engagement perspective, we’re witnessing a strong return on our investment thanks to the successful design and build out of our Corporate Offices.” — Melissa Etheridge, Project Manager, United Bank
“What is great is that I have a very strong relationship with Mark Charette. Whenever there was a roadblock to progress of any kind, Mark would get right on it and make sure it was resolved immediately, which is important on a project of this scale." — Eric Newell, CFO, United Bank