The Glasgow supplier approach

Barclays Glasgow Campus project will be transformative for this area of the city. As one of Scotland's largest single-site construction projects, it will restore a neglected part of the waterfront, provide economic opportunities to local people and businesses as well as potential investors in the city, double Barclays' workforce in Scotland, and make the bank one of Glasgow's biggest commercial employers.

Throughout its development the project has supported the local economy by prioritising the use of local suppliers and Contractors to deliver the many unique goods and services a campus requires. From using local tradespeople to sourcing locally printed fabric for soft furnishings, the project accessed the immense talent available locally to deliver a campus that is truly a product of the city.

Our objectives for working with local contractors and consultancies are described below.


Accessing local sustainability expertise

We aimed to work with local suppliers and consultancies to bring local solutions to circular economy opportunities and waste reduction challenges.

In-depth knowledge of the local area

A key element of our strategy was to link into local subject matter expertise and local technical professional services to build our understanding of the local area.

Use of local construction talent

We ensured local hires, creating local apprenticeships and allocation of work to local contractors. 6,700 local contractor staff worked on the project over the course of the construction programme.

Regional inclusivity guidance

We focused on aligning the Campus to the needs of people with disabilities, and during the design process we were guided by local experts within the Disability Sector.

Social mobility

We aimed to provide the opportunity to work on an iconic project to minority-owned businesses, local small/medium enterprises, and local start-ups.

Our supplier partners

Our main contractors were encouraged to deliver the project via local and diverse subcontractors. This supported Barclays’ drive for local solutions, social mobility, and diversity & inclusion. Working on this iconic project has already opened the door for several local contractors and consultancies to engage on other Barclays projects around the world. 

Click below to learn more about who our supplier partners are and their contributions to the new campus.

The story behind the new Glasgow campus

Ron Coghill, Capital Projects Lead, will deliver Barclays’ most innovative campus yet, bringing inclusive and cutting-edge architecture to a historic part of her home town.  Here she explains why the design of the new Glasgow hub is so dear to her heart.

"Barclays is making a significant commitment to our clients, our businesses and our colleagues in Scotland through the development of our new world-class campus in Glasgow. The principles for the campus are orientated around regeneration of the surrounding area, community integration and utilising local companies to deliver the construction programme and support our environmental and social governance agenda.

That environmental agenda engaged with local expertise to build our renewable energy and waste reduction solutions. With specialist help on neurodiversity, we were able further our social agenda and ensure the campus was welcoming and productive for all.

We are delighted to have been able to give so many local start-up’s and small-medium enterprises the opportunity to work on such an iconic local construction project, which we hope will be an enabler for them to win work on similar projects elsewhere in the future."

Koral Anderson
Barclays Chief Procurement Officer and Glasgow Site Lead

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