HPM provided program management services for the design and construction of the $21.5 million Regions Bank mortgage operations facility in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. HPM’s responsibilities included the management and procurement of all design, engineering, construction, and commissioning services for Regions’ largest ground-up construction project in 2018 across its 15-state imprint. In addition, HPM was responsible for the furniture, fixtures, and equipment in the single-story building.
The new 59,055-square-foot facility sits on a 10-acre site, with the building itself taking up two acres and the remainder of the space being used for parking and walking trails for employees. HPM’s plans also allow for a 20,000-square-foot expansion option.
Building highlights of the project include:
- 175-seat multi-purpose room comprised of three smaller conference rooms with a moveable wall partition
- two large café break rooms with kitchens and micro markets
- two exterior patios with outdoor seating
- two conference rooms with video conference room capabilities
- multiple conference rooms with display monitors
- 2 wellness rooms
- an ATM
The new facility allowed for the relocation and consolidation of 325 employees from three downtown buildings into one centralized mortgage facility.
Dressing for Success through Modern, Functional Design
In developing a design plan for the building, HPM worked with Regions to identify a number of goals for the space. Priorities were to provide a balance of open space to private/collaborative space; create a comfortable yet energizing environment; and use functional yet modern furnishings to satisfy both user needs and aesthetics. To achieve these goals, an HPM account design team created interior finishes and furniture specifications in partnership with Kimball, an award-winning American furniture company. The result was an open-office layout that allows for collaboration between departments, increasing efficiency while building relationships between teams. Thoughtful details like floor-to-ceiling windows and a lobby skylight bringing in plenty of natural light; an organic color palette with pops of vibrant hues; and using reclaimed pine for a branded wall bring the building in sync with its natural, wooded surroundings, while adding a layer of mindfulness for employees. Regions Vice President of Properties and Corporate Real Estate says the project team and associates working in the new facility have been pleased with the results of Kimball and HPM’s work. “The Kimball products are a key element in our design of the new facility,” he says. “They helped us achieve our goal of providing an efficient and cost-effective space for our associates while still allowing us to provide an open and collaborative environment with attractive furniture and finishes.”