PUNE: Barclays on Tuesday inaugurated its new campus in Kharadi, the largest single location outside of its global headquarters in London. The campus will strengthen Barclays’ global network, supporting innovation and ensuring increased integration of operations and technology services in India.
Spread across 1.1 million square feet of building area, the Pune campus will house 9,000 of Barclays’ 19,000 permanent employees based in India, with teams supporting the creation of solutions for the diversified spectrum of consumer and wholesale solutions offered by Barclays globally. The Pune campus will play a key role in leveraging the large pool of talent in Barclays and co-locating teams to deliver greater value to customers and clients.
The campus will look at harnessing local talent to deliver innovative solutions to help address the requirements of the global market.
The campus with its unique amenities incorporates recreational, wellness and collaborative aspects in addition to collaboration tools to facilitate dynamic working. The campus has been carefully designed and built to showcase support and commitment towards the environment, having been built to the standard of not one but two internationally accepted benchmarks for design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings: the US LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and WELL certifications.
Barclays’ Group Chief Operating Officer Mark Ashton-Rigby said, “Barclays has had significant presence in India for almost thirty years, and we are continuing to invest. Our new Pune campus will help to unlock India’s potential, reaffirm our commitment towards the government’s Make in India initiative, and promote the UK-India economic partnership.”
Barclays’ Co-CEO for the Global Service Centre in India, Uma Ratnam Krishnan, said, “Barclays’ new campus in Pune will play a substantial role in realising our vision to accelerate the delivery of our strategic priorities and foster greater collaboration and innovation, to empower our colleagues to deliver excellent customer and client outcomes.”