Starling Bank to Open New Office in Southampton’s Bustling Business Hub Town Quay

May 14, 2019

Starling, the digital bank, has announced plans to open a second office at bustling business hub Town Quay in the heart of Southampton.

The new Starling office, the bank’s first outside of London, will become a tech hub, housing up to 50 Software Engineers and 100 Customer Service Team members. The new office will enable Starling to build out its business banking offer to better serve its fast-growing base of more than 600,000 current account customers. It will be based across four of the newly-refurbished office suites within Town Quay, set out across 10,000 square feet within 1, 4, 5 and 7 Beresford House.

The newly refurbished office suites are part of a project launched last year to modernise the Town Quay site as part of a wider £5 Million investment to upgrade property owned by ABP at the Port of Southampton. Being based at Town Quay, Starling Bank will benefit from excellent transport links by road, rail and sea, all within space that boasts fantastic views of Southampton water.

Anne Boden, founder and CEO of Starling, said: “What really attracts us to Southampton is its entrepreneurial spirit and its level of tech talent.

“As a port that’s open to the world and with its history in engineering, Southampton is a great cultural fit for Starling.

“This beautiful office, overlooking the water, provides exactly the kind of creative space that we are looking for as we grow our employee base."

ABP Southampton Director, Alastair Welch, said: “We are delighted that Starling Bank has chosen the Town Quay site to launch their second office and we extend a warm welcome to them. We continually invest in facilities at the port and we feel confident that the new modern office suites will make an ideal location for Starling’s expansion. Town Quay is fast becoming a business hub welcoming businesses from all sectors at the Port of Southampton.”

Starling is keen to tap into Southampton’s talent base to fill the new Software Engineer and Customer Service roles.

Councillor Christopher Hammond, Leader of Southampton City Council said: “It’s great to hear that Starling are opening their second office, in Southampton. This underlines the city’s pre-eminence as a successful tech talent hot bed for our thriving digital sector.”

The new office space will be occupied from 21 May 2019.