An expansion project at the Summerland Credit Union will begin in early April. Canyon View Construction of Summerland has been selected as the construction manager for the work. The project is expected to take nine months.

An expansion project at the Summerland Credit Union will begin in early April. Canyon View Construction of Summerland has been selected as the construction manager for the work. The project is expected to take nine months.

Credit Union prepares for expansion

The Summerland Credit Union will undergo an expansion project beginning in early April.

The Summerland Credit Union will undergo an expansion project beginning in early April.

Sandy Berry, vice-chair of the Credit Union’s building committee, said the expansion will increase the size of the building from around 930 square metres to around 1,125 square metres.

“We needed to do some things to make ourselves more functional,” Berry said.

The administration offices will move upstairs while the main level will see some changes to the configuration.

Meiklejohn Architects Inc. of Penticton has been selected as the architect firm for the project.

Canyon View Construction of Summerland has been chosen as the construction manager.

Berry said the Credit Union worked to give Summerland businesses and Credit Union members the opportunities to bid on the work.

The construction will take around nine months to complete. The cost has not yet been finalized.

The last renovation at the Credit Union was an expansion in 1999.

While the building will be larger by the time the work is completed, Berry said the exterior footprint will not increase much.

The building will still be occupied during the construction, but Berry said efforts will be made to minimize the effects for the staff and customers.

“There probably will be some disruptions to our members, but we’re going to make the process as pleasant and trouble-free as possible,” he said.

He added that the staff members are excited about the changes and the benefits from the expansion project.