The new headquarters of the bank, led by Antonio Ramalho, will be in Tagus Park, according to a note published Wednesday on Novo Banco’s intranet. Thus, the bank born from the ashes of Espírito Santo Bank left the iconic headquarters on Avenida da Liberdade, in Lisbon, and moved to Campus Tagus Park in Porto Salvo.
This change, according to the institution, will allow the bank to save 30% on energy costs. The bank also hopes to achieve a 35% annual reduction in costs with the premises, that is, three million euros per year.
“It’s a relevant step in the bank’s strategy for the future,” says a source from Novo Banco to Jornal Económico (JE).
“The Novo Banco Campus is starting to take shape,” is the address of the intercom that has been revealed. It will be like this in Campus Porto Salvo, which will be the new headquarters of Novo Banco and group companies, which is already happening with rival Millennium BCP.
The Novo Banco Campus will house, in phases, during 2022, its “central services currently located in the center of Lisbon”.
“The whole process of Campus It is scheduled to take place in the spring of 2023. The adaptation, reconstruction and construction work in Tagus Park will begin soon,” declared the bank, whose change of headquarters in Lisbon, Avenida da Liberdade, in Lisbon, to Porto Salvo “is a historic milestone for the bank because it is the first Once we will gather all the central services in the same place.”
“This change allows us to start a new chapter in our history, in a new title liberated from the bonds that still bind us to the past and that will promote a new business philosophy based on collaboration, flexibility and sustainability. Antonio Ramalho, CEO of the Bank, says in a statement: “Novo Banco will be directed Campus towards society based on the values of transparency and sustainability.
According to the internal communication, “The Novo Banco campus will be a space for collaboration, where employee well-being will be a priority, taking full advantage of the framework, natural light and location, preferring to participate in large green spaces. The project envisages the creation of common areas such as halls, co-working spaces, rest services, and social spaces, and spaces for physical exercise that will improve productivity rates and ensure comfort and convenience for employees.”
All these features “will cement the Novo Banco brand and convey core values such as engagement, flexibility, optimization and modernity. Campus It will therefore be a dynamic factor in this ecosystem, to which he will contribute dynamism and expertise, improving the attractiveness of the region”, says the bank’s management in internal communications.
Architecturally, given the surrounding greenery, the ” Campus It will be a modern center based on environmentally sustainable and energy-efficient building, using recyclable materials, with an emphasis on reusing fixtures and building elements in a circular economy logic,” states the interior note.
LEED certification processes are being developed, in the field of energy and environmental efficiency, and WELL, “for work area and living conditions in Campus for collaborators.
The WELL Certification is the world’s first certification to focus exclusively on human health and well-being. People are the focus of building design, construction and use. WELL’s job is to recognize and enhance the relationship between buildings and their occupants. The certification is administered by the International WELL Building Institute and accredited by the US Green Building Council (LEED), the organization explains.
We can celebrate this new phase of the bank with a new headquarters, and it will allow us to start over where only the future matters. We want to create the conditions so that we can reach our potential, both individually and collectively. We believe that when employees are able to realize their potential, Novo Banco can realize their potential,” says the bank’s management to its employees.