Achieva will consolidate its operations — currently spread across Largo, Clearwater and Palm Harbor — in a 67,000-square-foot corporate center at 1659 Virginia St., which formerly housed a Nielsen Media Research call center.
The project will include renovations to an existing building and new construction during a three-phase process to be completed by February. The new headquarters will house a call center and data center as well as 143 existing employees in accounting, lending and other administrative positions.
Achieva president and chief executive officer Gary Regoli said the move is necessary because the credit union has outgrown its 28,000-square-foot office at 1499 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. in Clearwater. The bank has already sold its building to iDatix, a software company poised to move in by Aug. 31.
“We have folks working in three different cities, and it would be best having them all under one roof from an efficiency standpoint. And we absolutely cannot add any more space to our existing building in Clearwater,” Regoli told the Tampa Bay Times on Friday. “It’s good timing for us and it’s something that we just need to do.”