A groundbreaking ceremony at 125 South West Street near Wilmington Riverfront highlighted renovations to the company’s newly acquired building, which was purchased in October after leasing it for 13 years.
The building was put on the market by its owner in Delaware, Pettinaro.
A recently developed Partner Center will allow the bank to organize collaborative meetings with many business and community partners. The building also has a renovated lobby and space designed “to provide colleagues with health and wellness-focused experience opportunities, such as exercise and cooking classes,” a statement said.
Other updates include a new tech bar for improved IT support, open collaborative workspaces, an updated cafeteria dining room, and upgrades to the building’s technology infrastructure.
“We have created a modern, world-class environment with a variety of new amenities designed to help our colleagues do their best to support our partners, customers and community,” said Nealon.
At the event, Barclays announced a $ 1 million donation to support Delaware State University The new Global Institute for Equity, Inclusion and Civil Rights, a network designed to develop and share proven pathways to transform communities of color and bridge the gap to an inclusive economy.
“This donation to the Global Institute for Equity, Inclusion and Civil Rights will help us address the systemic issues plaguing our society,” said Dr. Tony Allen, president of Delaware State University. “Barclays has been a staunch supporter of us for ten years, and their unwavering commitment to supporting our students and our programs has had a tremendous impact on our mission. “
Barclays announced several transactions recently, including the renewal of its partnership with JetBlue, the planned acquisition of Gap Inc. $ 4 billion credit card wallet and partnering with Amount, a technology provider for financial institutions, to enter the buy now, pay later space. Barclays also launched a new line of co-branded credit cards for AARP members earlier this year.
Barclays US Consumer Bank offers co-branded credit cards, small business credit cards, installment loans, POS finance services, online savings accounts, and CDs. For more information, please visit www.BarclaysUS.com.
After announcing the move of some of its operations to a New Jersey site a few years ago, Barclays has since announced plans to strengthen its operations in Delaware.
Barclays’ roots in Delaware can be traced back to the purchase of Juniper, a credit card bank founded by former First USA executives, now Chase.
Barclays is an international financial services company based in the United Kingdom.