Affinity Credit Union approached Meridian seeking to strike a partnership to develop a core building for the credit union across the province that would allow them to combine all of their staff on one campus. Looking at the important history of Affinity’s credit unions in the province and their desire to convey that they are an innovative modern financial institution, Meridian’s creativity was sparked. That became the impetus for using the façade of a historic school that had fallen into disrepair, and innovatively blending it with modern design. The result was truly one of the most impressive buildings in the province, and one that re-energized the character neighborhood where it is situated. This re-development was a departure from Meridian’s reputation for residential developments, but underscored Meridian’s belief that it could take on any challenge.