Barclays’ new campus opened

14 Oct 2021

Barclays has officially opened its new campus in Tradeston, to house Technology, Operations, and Functions Teams.

The bank's workforce in Glasgow has grown by over 90% in the last four years and is on track to have around 5,000 employees by 2023.

The 500,000 sq. ft. site has transformed a brownfield area into a new city centre park, including indoor and outdoor spaces for community events.  A curated space, "The Street", will showcase social enterprises and local entrepreneurs. Amenities on campus will include wellbeing facilities, community exhibition spaces and a street food market, offering fresh, healthy food options.

Designed with the future of work in mind, the workspace has complex lighting systems, smart acoustics, creative spaces and technology to support hybrid working. The design process ensured the campus was inclusive to all, with a specific focus on neurodiversity, through Barclays' partnership with Scottish Autism.

The campus also includes the latest Barclays Eagle Lab, hosting members of the Glasgow technology start-up community.

Jes Staley, Chief Executive, Barclays said: "The UK is a world leader in financial services and Glasgow plays an important part.  With this investment we are increasing the strategic importance of the city to our future."