Clayco Completes Substantial Remodel of Houston Police Federal Credit Union
ST. LOUIS (April 1, 2014)– Clayco, a national innovator in the design-build industry, announces work has been completed on the addition and renovation of the Houston Police Federal Credit Union main office located near downtown Houston. The existing 23,000-square-foot building has nearly doubled in size to accommodate the growing number of members and the previously isolated drive-up facility has been relocated to the main office.
The original two-story entrance was refashioned into an interior atrium with a balcony, allowing for increased natural light in the interior spaces. The lobby was expanded and enhanced services were added for members. Seating areas were designed to accommodate officers’ equipment and an express desk is located in the lobby for quick transactions.
The previous drive-up facility was separated from the main office by an old building. Clayco played an important role in securing the purchase of the adjacent building, which was then demolished to make space for the addition and drive-up. The new drive-up features two-way video screens so members can more easily communicate with the teller. The site of the old drive-up facility is now used for additional parking for the credit union.
“We were happy to assist the credit union with the purchase of the land between the main building and the drive-up to bring the whole site together. It adds efficiency, and makes it more convenient for members and employees,” said Tom Mooney, project director for Clayco. “We were able to complete this expansion without disrupting day-to-day operations and are confident it will meet the credit union’s growing needs.
Construction began December 2012 and the credit union remained open during all phases of the build. Forum Studio served as the architect, along with OES as structural engineers, Stock & Associates as civil engineers, Long & Associates as landscape designers and G&W Engineering as MEP engineers.