Ribbon Cutting at Citizens Corporate Campus

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l-r: Representatives David Cicilline and Jim Langevin; Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed;  Governor Gina Raimondo;  Chair/CEO of Citizens Financial Group Bruce Van Saun;  Mayor Joe Polisena;  Exec. VP & head of Corporate Affairs, Citizens Financial Group; Barbara Cottam and President, Citizens Bank R.I., Citizens Financial Group,  Keith Kelly / Kory Addis Photography

Johnston, RI – A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently for the new Citizens Corporate Campus in Johnston.

Citizens Financial Group selected Dimeo Construction Company to serve as its construction manager for the new corporate campus on an undeveloped parcel of land west of I-295.

The recently completed 425,000sf campus, designed by Elkus-Manfredi Architects, includes office and meeting space, collaborative work spaces, a call center, executive offices, dining and fitness facilities, structured parking — as well as baseball fields, tennis and basketball courts, and trails that the local community will be able to use. Approximately 3,000 employees will occupy the new campus.

Citizens interior desks

Throughout the campus there will be 60 acres of preserved space that includes wildlife paths and an extensive stormwater system for protection of wetlands and sensitive areas. There are also three large culverts that span three wetland crossings.

In addition to the campus itself, this one-of-a-kind project includes a new interchange for Interstate 295, infrastructure improvements along Greenville Ave., extension of utilities to service the site and the surrounding area, and remediation of an onsite landfill.

Citizens Drone Screenshot/ Mark Bangs, Dimeo Construction Company.

Some fun facts announced at the ribbon cutting: The project includes 424,763 total gross square footage, 2,414 total parking spaces including 12 electric car charging stations and reserved parking for mothers-to-be, 123 acres, 198 collaboration spaces, including conference, focus, regulator, project and scrum rooms, and 3,000 colleague desks.

Amenities include three walking trails ranging from .3 to 1.6 miles long, a clock tower standing 55 feet tall between the sports fields and Route 295 synched to the National Bureau of Standards Atomic Clock, a rain garden, fire pit and BBQ grills, and sport fields/courts for softball, soccer, bocce, volleyball, basketball, and tennis.

The campus café has a compost program, and a miniature model of the campus was tested in a wind tunnel to observe how it would “breathe” or take in the air. Changes were made to ensure the freshest air possible in the buildings.

Brad Dimeo, president of Dimeo Construction, said: “We are pleased to deliver this state-of-the-art project on time and on budget. It was truly a team effort and a great collaborative experience with the town of Johnston, Citizens Financial Group, Cushman & Wakefield, and Elkus-Manfredi Architects. It’s wonderful to drive on Route 295 and see the beautiful clock tower and amazing campus in the background. Hats off to the entire team!”


Mark Bangs, Dimeo Construction Company