Southern First building new GVL HQ
Southern First Bank has announced plans to build a new corporate headquarters in Greenville.
The new headquarters will be at the intersection of Laurens Road and Verdae Boulevard and will serve as a symbol and celebration of Southern First’s focus on the future of banking. Southern First Bank is the largest bank headquartered in South Carolina.
The landmark project will be a bold and visionary corporate statement, strengthening the Bank’s unique cultural foundation, cohesive team dynamics and strong community engagement. The five-story building will include the bank’s flagship retail banking office, along with a café for community enjoyment.
“Our people are what set us apart,” added Art Seaver, the bank's CEO. “Despite all that is changing around us, we firmly believe that Southern First’s unique combination of relationship-first banking and forward-focused technology creates an unbelievable competitive advantage for our clients.”
The focus throughout the architecture of the new building is on combining convenience, simplicity, and relationships to create outstanding client and employee experiences. Southern First is grateful for the contributions of Cothran Properties, LLC, architects Craig Gaulden Davis and Stubbs Muldrow Herin architects and Harper General Contractors.
The building will be approximately 107,000 SF, sitting on about seven acres with a projected completion date of December 2021. It offers a creative and healthy working environment, with a parkland setting with walking trails, pedestrian friendly entry plaza, and well-landscaped grounds.