Operations centers for banks--where the numbers are crunched and million of checks processed--are an established fixture in Southern California.
What distinguishes the Southland's latest one is the elaborate interior and exterior design and the large quantity of employee amenities.
Union Bank's $66-million, 410,000-square-foot Henry J. Volk Center in the McCaslin Business Park in Monterey Park features an employee fitness center with a 2.2-mile jogging track, as well as a child-care center for 58 children, both scheduled to open in January.
The three-story center, occupying a 20-acre site at Potrero Grande and Saturn Street, is named after the bank's chairman from 1969 to 1980. Los Angeles-based Union Bank is the state's fifth largest and the 32nd largest in the nation.
Consultants on the project include the architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, C.L. Peck Contractor, general contractor; Thomas L. Karsten Associates, project manager; Gensler & Associates, interior designer, and POD, landscape architect.