Watch our progress!
Demolition of the old Toni & Guy building on the corner of 10th and Peach Street took place in 2019, making way for our new Operations, Training and Innovation Learning Center.
Take a moment to review our progress as this new $7 Million building project in downtown Erie takes shape. We hope you are excited as we are.
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Construction Update 5/7/2021
The Operations Center is getting close to being completed. Considine Biebel wrapped up the exterior construction and all the landscaping has been finished. Clean up has begun and all construction barriers should be gone in the next couple weeks. AJ Grack Business Interiors will also be completely finished installing the office furnishings in just a more few weeks. We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the movable glass partition walls and are hopeful those will be completed by the end of May. Final punch lists have begun and final inspections have been scheduled. Marquette is hopeful to begin occupying the new space soon.
Construction Update 4/23/2021
Considine Biebel is wrapping up the outside work on the Innovation Learning Center. All the sidewalks have been poured and the landscapers are installing the pavers. The planting will go in next week. All this work was in accordance to the City Plan. AJ Grack Business Interiors has wrapped up the furniture install on the second floor and is currently working on the first floor and in the basement. We are hopeful to receive our certificate of occupancy in the coming months!
Construction Update 3/11/2021
The signs were added this week to the exterior of our New Innovation Learning Center building in downtown Erie. We cannot wait to share it with our customers and the community once the construction is complete.
Construction Update 2/25/2021
Marquette's Innovation Learning Center project is almost complete. Final coats of wall paint, flooring, and finishes are currently being worked on. There are a few exterior items that still need to be completed such as sidewalks, plantings, and signage. Considine Biebel has been doing a great job dealing with delays and has been pushing the project near completion.
Construction Update 2/11/2021
Marquette Savings Bank today revealed the architectural design for the new Marquette Operations Center, Training Center and Innovation/Learning Center on the corner of West 10th and Peach Streets. The $7 million project will more than double the space of Marquette’s headquarters at 920 Peach Street in downtown Erie.
Michael B. Edwards, Marquette Savings Bank CEO commented, “Our business has grown significantly over recent years and continues to grow, putting our Peach Street headquarters at capacity. This project enables us to keep pace with our current growthwith an eye on the future. While we could have expanded our operations anywhere, we felt it was important to enhance our presence within the city limits and more important, right here in downtown Erie.”
The new Operations Center, Training Center and Innovation/Learning Center was designed by Erie architectural firm Weber Murphy Fox and will be built by the Erie construction firm Considine Biebel & Company. “The character of the new building blends old and new, using brick and cast stone as a nod to Marquette’s past and their main office to the north. The blue composite-metal paneling on the exterior utilizes Marquette’s signature blue hue to establish a modern presence to what will help mark the Innovation District,” said Genevieve Druzak, Senior Associate Architect.
When completed, Marquette's unique Innovation Learning Center will occupy approximately half of the space on the first floor. The center is a new concept in which banking technology will be tested and customers will learn how to apply the technologies available to them that add safety and convenience to their banking experience. The Innovation Center space will also include an integral café in a unique, modern design that will be open to the public.
The remaining first floor and entire second floor of the building, will be occupied by the bank’s operational functions. In addition, the lower level will feature a state-of-the-art training facility and public meeting spaces.
“We are excited about the design of our new building and the statement it will make right here in the heart of downtown Erie. We hope it will not only help attract people and investors to the Innovation District, but will add synergy to the entire effort,” said Kelly Montefiori, COO, Marquette Savings Bank.
In a coordinated effort, the adjacent building to the west will be demolished and used as a staging area for construction of the new building. That process is nearly completed. During the construction process, one lane will be closed on 10th Street and one on Peach Street in the immediate area of construction. Construction is expected to start in September.
“We have been a leader in support of downtown revitalization and this project is an opportunity for Marquette to demonstrate our commitment to the future of downtown Erie where Marquette found its start 110 years ago,” said Edwards. Construction is expected to be completed in July of 2020.