FAIRVIEW, St James – National Commercial Bank (NCB) Financial Group last Thursday officially opened its NCB Banking & Financial Services Centre in Fairview, St James.
In July 2016, the bank acquired over 20,000 square feet of land to construct what has been described as “an ultra-modern branch that will be a model for other branches.”
“What we are seeing here today is a most modern, futuristic, warm, accommodating building that is designed to serve the needs of our customers,” said NCB chairman Michael Lee-Chin.
Lee-Chin, who also praised his team, led by president and group CEO Patrick Hylton, for their vision, added, “… in fact I said to Paula Kerr-Jarrett (attorney-at-law), you have travelled all over the world; have you seen a branch of any bank in the world that looks like this? I never have. And, in another life, we are the largest shareholder of many of the largest banks in the world, including TD (Toronto-Dominion) Bank, and I have never seen a branch like this. So, I am proud that this could be happening in Jamaica.”
The newly constructed Fairview structure, which facilitates the relocation of the outgrown Baywest branch in the downtown area of Montego Bay, has also been described as “an intelligent and environmentally friendly building, the first of its kind.”
“This afternoon we are celebrating the formal opening of our flagship Fairview Banking & Financial Services Centre. I am fully confident that this building design could qualify for the LEED Gold Standard. LEED refers to Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, which is a rating system devised by the United States Green Building Council to evaluate the environmental performance of a building and encourage market transformation towards a sustainable design,” said a pleased Dr Rickert Allen, senior general manager for the Group Human Resources and Facilities Division.
Published in the Jamaica Observer
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