Starling Bank’s new office in Southampton marks an exciting new chapter in the company’s life and a milestone for me personally.
Situated on the waterfront in Town Quay, the new office has fantastic views over the marina and cruise ship terminals and is full of light. Its proximity to the city centre and the central train station (not to mention the coffee bar downstairs) make it the perfect launchpad for our first venture outside of London. Soon we hope that 150 new employees will be working there in engineering, customer service and operations.
The newly-refurbished building, Beresford House, is also steeped in history. It stands on the site of a former warehouse that played a key role during D-Day in World War 2, housing some of the combined operations forces that made the landings possible. This combination of new and old seems fitting for Starling, a forward-thinking digital bank that exists to disrupt the old order.