Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo

1501 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

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Architect

Longo Architects & Associates

Completed

2015

Construction Type

Banking / Fit-out

GSF

3,600

Wells Fargo was just one phase of a larger project encompassing a 140,000-square-foot historic building located in a high-traffic, urban setting.

This phase required the conversion of an existing ground floor retail space from a Wendy’s restaurant into a Wells Fargo branch bank.

Full scope of work included renovations and interior fit-outs of two existing ground floor tenant spaces (Wendy’s and Dunkin’ Donuts) alongside preparation of space for new tenant (Wells Fargo), all topped by the conversion of 16 floors of office space into 180 modern apartments. Also required was the replacement of infrastructure/mechanical systems, new structural elements including the installation of two new stair towers, as well as facade renovations. Ground floor work required full demolition, storefront replacement and interior fit-out for each of three tenants. 

This project was highly complicated for several reasons, starting with the absence of lay-down area and the need for close coordination of the ground floor construction with the extensive renovations occurring simultaneously in apartments above. Moreover, the ground floor work had to be staggered in an effort to simultaneously relocate both Wendy’s and Dunkin’ Donuts into their respective new spaces overnight. Thanks to seamless logistical execution, this plan successfully prevented any interruption to tenant operations. Once the restaurants were relocated, the newly vacant space previously occupied by Wendy’s was converted into the new Wells Fargo bank.