Barclays creates headroom for growth in Glasgow

11 Feb 2019

Barclays is taking on a new 700 desk office site in Glasgow, as it prepares for wider expansion in the city.


In July last year, the bank announced it will build a new world-class campus in the IFSD at Buchannan Wharf, Tradeston, delivering significant regeneration and doubling its Scottish workforce from 2,500 today to 5,000.


With Barclays' other Glasgow offices at full capacity, the bank has decided to rent an additional 700 desks at Princes House on West Campbell Street.


Scott Stewart, Scotland Site Lead stressed it is too early to say which jobs will be based at Princes House, describing the new location as a 'stepping stone':


He said, "With phase one of our new world class site at Buchanan Wharf arriving in two years time we need to start making additional headroom now, as we grow our numbers. Barclays is delighted to have secured this new space at Princes House, right in the heart of the city centre. As it is very close to existing sites and transport links, it will provide an important stepping stone towards our new home in Tradeston."