Santander to build £150m tech hub in UK
Written by Hannah McGrath
Santander has announced plans to build a £150million tech hub in Milton Keynes.
The bank said its investment in a new office campus would serve as its flagship UK technology centre for the UK’s most innovative industries, and would bolster the government’s plans for a “growth corridor” between Cambridge, Milton Keynes and Oxford.
The new campus, which Santander hopes to open in 2022, will accommodate 5,000 staff and will replace the bank’s current office buildings in the area with a modern, tech-driven workspace with a focus on innovation and employee wellbeing.
The planed campus will feature an environmentally sustainable building, event space for staff training, a fitness centre, rooftop walking and running track and a flexible collaboration space offered to local businesses and community organisations.
Nathan Bostock, chief executive of Santander UK said he was excited to share the proposals, which are due to be submitted for planning permission in early 2019.
He said: “We want a workplace which truly reflects our culture and our vision for the future, which is based on innovation and harnessing new technology to make banking simpler and more personal for our customers.”