Groundbreaking Begins Journey to New Campus
New administrative campus will be complete by early 2024
UW Credit Union is breaking ground on a significant expansion of its existing property along Excelsior Drive on Madison’s far west side.
In recent years the organization has been meeting its administrative space needs through acquiring and leasing adjacent properties in Old Sauk Trails Park. The new construction is expected to eventually replace the administrative building at 3500 University Avenue in Madison.
By early 2024, most Madison-area administrative employees will be based among our adjacent facilities in the office park.
“Even before the pandemic hit, we were developing a plan to increase employee workweek flexibility,” said president and CEO Paul Kundert. “While we have implemented that plan, our workforce is projected to grow, increasing the need for more space.
“Long-term, there remains a lot of uncertainty about the nature of work, and the pace of workforce growth in financial services,” he said. “So, we’ve been focused on a plan to maintain flexibility in our facilities.
“In selecting the Old Sauk Trails Park site for our credit union operations, we sought to minimize the commute patterns of our employees, and it was important that our administrative facilities be served by the Madison Metro bus route,” said Kundert. “The Greenway area offers great employee-support amenities within walking distance, including restaurants, coffee shops, health facilities and more.
“Our Madison roots are 90 years deep, so it was a priority to keep our operations in the City of Madison,” said Kundert. “Our continued investments support the wellbeing of the community, adding to Madison’s tax base to maintain quality education and other local services.”
Consolidating Madison-area administrative employees to the Old Sauk Trails Park location is a natural step in supporting UW Credit Union’s growth, improving collaboration and balancing the need for greater flexibility as the future of office work evolves.
Investments in our growing Westside campus will continue to include leading sustainable practices, consistent with UW Credit Union’s Green Master status.