Sefton Council approve Santander’s multi-million pound investment in Bootle
Sefton Council has formally approved plans for a £75m investment in Bootle.
The Council’s Planning Committee approved proposals by Santander UK to redevelop their Bootle campus and create a new, sustainable, state-of-the-art facility.
The multi-million pound complex will be home to over 2,500 staff and become the contact centre and operations hub for Santander UK.
A new public park and new pavilions will be created as part of the plans, which will be open to the local community.
The new building has been designed to be environmentally sustainable and support the health and wellbeing of its users. The building will accommodate sporting and social facilities, with a retail offer accessible to employees and the wider public.
The bank has been based at the Bridle Road site since 1968.
The new campus is scheduled to open in 2022.
Councillor Marion Atkinson, Labour Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Skills, said:
“I am delighted that Santander’s plans for a state-of-the-art, sustainable new campus have now been formally approved by the Planning Committee. The plans are a huge vote of confidence in the borough and the level of investment highlights what an attractive proposition Sefton is to major employers.”
Chair of Santander, Shriti Vadera, said:
“I’m delighted that we are celebrating 50 years in Bootle with this long term commitment to our people and the area. Bootle has been a significant part of Santander’s story and we see it as a crucial part of its future.”