The move is scheduled for the third quarter of this year.

The Dover Federal Credit Union in Smyrna is moving from its current location at 7 W. Glenwood Ave., about four blocks west to 436 W. Glenwood Ave., in the former Wilmington Trust building. The new branch is scheduled to open sometime in the third quarter of this year.

“The new location is being renovated with modern new standards for design, quality and craftsmanship,” said Dover Federal Credit Union's Senior Vice President Belinda Burke. She said Clayco Corporation, a renowned design-and-build firm out of St. Louis, Missouri, has been contracted to do the work.

The decision to make the change was based in part on moving the branch out of leased space into bank-owned property, and being able to offer more parking and other services.

“We are very excited about our new branch and to be able to provide even better service to our customers and community with the new facility,” said Executive Vice President Karen Simpson. “The new location will provide upgraded conveniences and amenities with improved parking and easier access. The new location will also have a convenient drive-thru, including a drive-thru ATM.”

Burke said customers will see the same familiar faces they’ve relied on for their banking since the Dover Federal Credit Union branch opened in 2007. She said the new location will help the staff to deliver even better services.

“We have a great team at our Smyrna branch location, which is headed up by Branch Manager Chrissy Schroeder,” Burke said. “The new branch will only enhance the services they currently provide. We are proud to be able to offer these services, delivering on two of our core promises, making it easy to do business with us and making a positive difference in our members’ financial life.”

The site on West Glenwood Avenue had been owned by Wilmington Trust, which became a subsidiary of M&T bank in 2010. After the buyout, M&T closed the West Glenwood Avenue branch, but kept the Jimmy Drive branch near U.S. Route 13 open under the M&T brand.