The Ashforth Company announced that First County Bank has chosen its Stamford, CT property, 3001 Stamford Square, as the new location for the bank’s executive offices.

Moving approximately 50 employees from its current locations in Stamford, First County Bank will occupy nearly 19,700 square feet of space on the first floor of the building developed, owned and managed by Ashforth and located at 3001 Summer Street. First County Bank, founded over 160 years ago, is a $1.3 billion independent mutual community bank with 15 branches in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk and Westport.

“We are thrilled that First County Bank, a highly regarded bank in our community, has selected 3001 as its new headquarters.  Their choice validates our property renovation and rebranding effort and both Ashforth’s and First County Bank’s confidence in the long-term vitality of Stamford,” said Darrell Harvey, co-CEO of The Ashforth Company.

Ashforth completed a multi-million dollar renovation of 3001 Stamford Square at the end of 2012. The property consists of 290,000 square feet of office space on seven floors with four levels of underground parking.

First County Bank selects 3001 Stamford Square for new headquarters, Stamford Advocate, October 21, 2014
First County Bank to relocate Stamford headquarters, Fairfield County Business Journal, October 20, 2014

“This is an exciting strategic initiative as it provides First County Bank expansion opportunities for our key business lines – Commercial Banking and First County Advisors. We look forward to joining an esteemed group of neighboring businesses at this state-of-the-art Ashforth property and welcoming our customers and employees to our new offices at 3001 Stamford Square,” said Reyno A. Giallongo, chairman and CEO of First County Bank.

First County Bank joins a high caliber roster of 3001 Stamford Square tenants: Genworth, KPMG, Navigators, O’Connor Davies, Pitney Bowes  and Willis. A.P. Construction Company, Ashforth’s construction division, completed the renovation.

Ed Tonnessen, managing director of JLL, the exclusive leasing agent for 3001 Stamford Square represented Ashforth.  3001 is now 71% occupied with approximately 84,000 square feet available for lease.

Designed by Roger Ferris + Partners of Westport, Connecticut, the extensive 3001 improvements designed to LEED standards include a new modern lobby, state-of-the-art elevators, new bathrooms and tenant common areas, a new environmentally friendly and energy efficient HVAC system, enhanced landscaping, new property identity and directional signage, and contemporary facade enhancements.  New amenities include a private shuttle service to and from the Stamford Train Station, a full-service café, a state-of-the-art fitness facility and an electric vehicle charging station.

Surrounded by blue-chip corporate neighbors, 3001 Stamford Square is ten minutes from I-95, the Merritt Parkway and the Stamford Train Station and within walking distance of Lord & Taylor, Ridgeway Shopping Center, two hotels, banks and restaurants.

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