URBAN "CITY" BRANCHES
FOR FAST BANKING
Having been awarded a contract for project management in connection with the conversion and fit-out of ten new Commerzbank “City” branches, we set about developing a master layout for each location in accordance with the customer’s design manual and were on site to oversee implementation.
6 WEEKS TO CREATE A NEW BRANCH
GOAL: DETAILED, TAILORED PLANS
SCOPIO WAS ON SITE TO MANAGE THE CONVERSION PROCESS
“City” branches are a compact branch format operated by Commerzbank alongside its flagship branches. The City concept combines a streamlined package of services with modern aesthetics.
A NEW CITY BRANCH
IN JUST 6 WEEKS
The main features of a City branch are a self-service centre, a service zone and a separate room for discussions of a confidential nature. The self-service centre essentially forms the entrance to the branch and can be separated off from the service zone outside working hours. During the day the two areas combine to form a single open-plan space.
A material mix featuring a wealth of wood, brickwork and architectural concrete gives City branches a highly urban feel. To date we have created 10 such branches on behalf of Commerzbank, including the branch in Lübeck. Our tasks were to survey the intended premises, assess the local area and its feasibility as a branch location, create a masterplan in accordance with the design manual and supervise conversion work.