The new East Wenatchee Branch location for Wenatchee Valley Federal Credit Union has reached substantial completion. The project, located at 478 2nd Street SE, was designed by The Driftmier Architects of Redmond and built by Hale & Long General Contractors of East Wenatchee.

The credit union will occupy a footprint of 5,770 square feet of the existing 30,000 square foot Fasteners Building. The highlight of the existing building is the main facade that features a custom curtain wall made of distinct glulam beams and custom glass. Aesthetically, the exterior of the building uses traditional materials in an industrial application.

According to DriftmierÔs Project Manager, Arnold Morrison, the tenant improvement will retain an industrial concept for the new branch. The large footprint will be broken up into three interior “buildings” to provide visual interest and a sense of separation. Each mass or building will have its own operational function within the branch and will be distinguished with individual architectural accents. The financial operations will be supported by two drive-up ATMs with an additional walk-up ATM.

Wenatchee Valley Federal Credit Union is expected to open the doors to the public for the new East Wenatchee branch by the end of the month.