Members First Credit Union Headquarters Recognized for Construction Excellence

MANCHESTER, NH – Members First Credit Union’s new headquarters, which opened in the fall of 2021, was recently recognized by Construction Resource magazine. The publication awarded construction manager Sullivan Construction the Design/Build Excellence Award for his work at 7 Salmon St., Manchester.

Construction Resource noted the beauty of the building and its role in Manchester city centre. Instead of being greeted by vacant land as they enter the city, visitors to Manchester now see a “three-storey red-brick Victorian”. The architecture has been carefully designed to appear at ease with the other surrounding buildings, creating what Construction Resource has described as a “beautiful gateway to Manchester city centre”.

The publication also noted the challenges that were overcome as part of the construction. Most notably, the head office was built at the height of the pandemic. In addition, great care had to be taken to protect the streets of the city and a neighboring district.

Construction of the 18,000 square foot building at 7 Salmon St began in July 2020, months after the pandemic began, and opened in September 2021.

“After 14 months of construction, the new headquarters of Members First Credit Union has transformed two overgrown derelict land in historic North Manchester into a beautiful building that reflects the surrounding architecture and truly represents the north of city,” the article concludes.

“We are thrilled to see our friends and partners at Sullivan Construction being recognized for the incredible work they have done in building our headquarters,” said Karl Betz, Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer and Interim CEO of Members. First Credit Union. “It was amazing to watch it take shape and we are grateful to have the privilege of working in such a beautiful space.”

About Members First Credit Union

Since 1949, Members First Credit Union has been a trusted financial resource in Manchester, Bedford and surrounding communities. We get to know our members so we can recommend the right solutions to help them achieve their goals. In other words: we are small enough to make a big difference.

As a full-service financial institution, we provide the products and services our members need, whether it’s for themselves, their family or their business. And because we’re not for profit, the revenue goes back to our members, so they can save and borrow at reasonable rates. Membership is open to anyone living, working, or attending school in New Hampshire.

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