Bell Tower Headquarters Coming Soon

6/3/2024 8:00:00 AM

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Bell Bank hosted local media this week for tours of Bell Tower, our new corporate headquarters. Located at 520 Main Avenue in Fargo, Bell Tower will bring more than 300 additional team members to downtown and represents Bell Bank’s investment in our employees and the Fargo community.

“Bell Tower serves as a state-of-the-art hub for our organization, grounded in Bell Bank’s history and values,” says Michael Solberg, CEO of Bell Bank. “Our new headquarters is a testament to our continued growth and our commitment to the Fargo community and our team. We’re excited to offer a vibrant space dedicated to fostering our collaboration and connection.”

Celebrating Bell’s Culture and History

Inside Bell Tower, “Mickey stone” hauled from the farmstead of longtime owner Mickey Snortland and his father, Buck Snortland, is used in several locations as a decorative element and a tribute to our founders.

Bell Bank leaders intentionally designed Bell Tower to foster innovation, community, and employee well-being. The building incorporates historical displays honoring Bell Bank's values. The space operates as a workplace of the future, with dedicated office spaces, meeting rooms, and common areas on each floor that connect remote and in-person team members. Bell Tower also features employee amenities including a fitness studio and wellness rooms.

A Massive Project

Bell Bank partnered with Fargo-based construction company Olaf Anderson Construction to develop the 14-story office space, which includes a drive-up banking structure, outdoor rooftop area, and a gathering space. The two organizations prioritized sustainable practices and local partnerships throughout the construction and design of Bell Tower.

Anything that wasn’t concrete was replaced in the 105,000-square-foot tower, originally built in 1973. A four-story, 85,000-square-foot addition on the building’s south side will house Bell’s downtown bank, as well as offices, meeting rooms and a large gathering space.

“More than 75% of the contractors, subcontractors, and vendors involved in the project hail from Fargo and the surrounding region and the majority of these are Bell Bank customers,” notes Laine Brantner, EVP/chief operating officer at Bell. “Bell Tower presented an opportunity for our organization to support local businesses and do our part to minimize waste and ensure our building operates as efficiently and responsibly as possible.”

Opening in Late June

We anticipate employees moving in to Bell Tower in late June, and the bank branch (moving from 15 Broadway) is expected to open June 29.

“Bell Tower embodies who we are – our history, our future, and our commitment to innovation, community, and well-being,” said Brantner. “We believe we’ve crafted more than a headquarters – Bell Tower will support a thriving community.”