Legacy Bank & Trust Co.'s new corporate headquarters is open for business.
Brett Magers, the company’s president, said opening day was Aug. 4. He estimated 60 employees are now working out of the 3250 E. Sunshine St. building.
"We’ve never had a significant physical presence in Springfield,” he said. “To have this all under one roof is just a great day for Legacy.”
Base Construction & Management LLC served as general contractor for the 40,000-square-foot, four-story structure that cost $8 million, Magers said. A former Meek’s Lumber Co. operation was demolished at the site to make way for the new construction. The building at the Ingram Mill Road intersection has 1,600 square feet dedicated to retail banking, along with a drive-thru, according to past reporting.
"Great teamwork built a true landmark in our community," Base Construction President Cody Ritter said in an Aug. 4 Facebook post, thanking Legacy Bank and project architect BRP Architects.
The building’s third floor was created to be leased out. Magers said New York Life Insurance Co. and the Kirkland Woods & Martinsen LLP law firm penned leases to share the floor.
Legacy Bank's administrative offices previously were located in Kensington Place.
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