One of the largest developments along the Bangor waterfront in years is set to open next week, when hundreds of staff from Bangor Savings Bank start using a new, five-story office building and parking garage that have been constructed just off Main Street.
Around 320 people are due to start working in the new building Tuesday, company representatives said during a recent tour of the structure at 11 Hamlin Way — although outdoor work will continue on the building over the next few months.
Once the bank completes the operations center and nearby parking garage, it will have completed a multi-year project to leave three other buildings in Bangor and open the new waterfront campus.
As part of that project, the company also renovated a nearby building at 24 Hamlin Way — formerly 20 South St. — that now serves as its corporate headquarters. About 70 people work in that building overlooking the Penobscot River, which opened last summer.
With the move to the new, multimillion dollar campus, the company has sold all three of its existing Bangor buildings. It sold its building at 19 Maine Ave. to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services; its building at 203 Maine Ave. to OHI, an organization that supports people with disabilities; and its building at 99 Franklin St. to a housing developer.