12 October 2021: Barclays has opened its new campus in Tradeston, Glasgow. It will house Technology, Operations, and Functions Teams, bringing new high-value roles to the city. It is the latest step in Barclays’ global location strategy which is focused on bringing teams closer together to drive innovation and collaboration. The campus will give the bank a competitive advantage by attracting the best talent to drive the business forward.
Barclays has grown its workforce in Glasgow by over 90% in the last four years and is on track to have around 5,000 employees on campus by 2023. Working with universities in Glasgow and Edinburgh, the bank is developing a robust pipeline of graduate and apprenticeship opportunities, the majority of which are going into high-skill technology roles.
Beyond the new roles being created within Barclays, the campus is rooted in the local community and economy. During the development of the site, there has been a focus on using local suppliers and contractors wherever possible. Some of these firms have scaled their businesses as a result of their work on the campus.
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” has been developed for social enterprises and local entrepreneurs to showcase and sell their products to the public. Amenities on campus will include wellbeing facilities, community exhibition spaces, along with a street food market offering fresh and healthy food options.
The campus comprises five buildings. Working in partnership with the University of Glasgow, Barclays has reflected the rich heritage of the city in their names. Tradescroft, Windmillcroft and Wellcroft are new buildings and their names reflect the crofting and industrial heritage of the area. Two historic buildings, Clyde Place House and the BECO Building have been restored for public use.